Im­prov­ing fam­ily lives

Stake lead­ers trained and coun­selled mem­bers dur­ing two-day con­fer­ence

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - FILIPE NAIGULEVU Edited by Paula Tu­vuki Feed­back: filipe.naigulevu@fi­jisun.com.fj

The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter­day Saints Nau­sori Stake over the week­end were re­minded to work hard in what­ever ca­pac­ity they were called to.

Nau­sori Stake first coun­sel­lor Ernest Viti­navu­lagi made the re­minder to more than 1500 church mem­bers dur­ing the clos­ing of their two-day stake con­fer­ence at the LDS Chapel in Naulu on Sun­day.

Stake lead­ers trained and coun­selled its mem­bers dur­ing the con­fer­ence on ways to im­prove their spir­i­tual, so­cial and phys­i­cal lives to be­come bet­ter mem­bers of their fam­i­lies, the church, com­mu­nity and so­ci­ety. Lu­siana Ratukalou, 20, a for­mer mis­sion­ary for the Church, while ad­dress­ing the con­gre­ga­tion, said the sim­i­lar­ity be­tween her mis­sion and her Saviour Je­sus Christ was love. Ms Ratukalou had just re­turned from an 18 months mis­sion serv­ing the peo­ple of Auck­land in New Zealand.

She said her faith in Je­sus, love for her fam­ily and the peo­ple of New Zealand gave her strength when things were tough on her mis­sion field. Ms Ratukalou said it helped her over­come re­jec­tion when doors were slammed on their faces and be­ing chased by dogs. Stake pres­i­dent Lote Qoroya in his clos­ing re­marks at the con­fer­ence re­minded the con­gre­ga­tion to strengthen their faith in the Lord Je­sus Christ and strengthen their fam­i­lies. He told Stake mem­bers that they had a lot to do so that they could “see more with their eyes, hear more with their ears and feel more with their hearts.”

The lo­cal con­fer­ence is part of four keys events which LDS church mem­bers look for­ward to in a cal­en­dar year that take place ev­ery six months. Mem­bers came from as far as Le­vuka in Ovalau, Saioko, Nasautoka, Bure­wai in Tailevu and from Naitasiri. Two other an­tic­i­pated events are the gen­eral con­fer­ences held in Salt Lake City which are broad­casted live to all mem­bers around the world.

From left: Ru­si­ate Ra­masima, Waqavou and Si­tiveni Ra­masima dur­ing the two-day stake con­fer­ence at the LDS Chapel in Naulu on Sun­day.

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