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  • Australian LDS Artists Invited to Submit Work for Selection to be exhibited in Sydney December 2012

    Posted: 18 July 2012

    An all Australian LDS art exhibition is being planned for December 2012, to run in conjunction with the annual Sydney Temple Christmas Lights, and print exhibit.  Full Story

  • A Lifetime of Service

    Posted: 4 July 2012

    Jean McDowall is an outstanding woman in the community who values the opportunity to serve. At 85 she has macular degeneration and is legally blind, but she faithfully serves as the Warrnambool Branch Relief Society President, in South Western Victoria, and is ably assisted by her two councillors, Sister Marion Jones who is herself over 70, and Sister Valerie Dearden who is a service missionary in Warrnambool.  Full Story

  • New Pacific Area Director for Temporal Affairs.

    Posted: 3 July 2012

    The new Director for Temporal Affairs (DTA) for the Pacific Area, Terry Oakes was surprised and excited when he was told his new assignment was to be the DTA in the Pacific Area Office. Having served in the New Zealand South Mission from 1965 – 1967, Brother Oakes is familiar with our part of the world, and he said “This is a beautiful country, with wonderful people. I have a special feeling for New Zealand. I haven’t travelled a lot in the Pacific, but I think there is a special spirit about the island people.”  Full Story

  • Papua New Guinea—Gospel Peace from a Cauldron of Difficulty

    Posted: 21 June 2012

    Twenty-five years ago, four elders left their island home and headed to Australia. They were Papua New Guinea’s first missionaries and a prologue to the country’s story of faith.  Full Story

  • World Record Holder Overcomes Massive Personal Challenges

    Posted: 8 June 2012

    At the age of eight, Todd Hodgetts was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome. Throughout his school years he was misunderstood and bullied mercilessly by both his schoolmates and teachers. Although he was found to have great athletic ability, Todd was unable to obtain a sports scholarship. Undeterred, he saved up for six years to pay his own way to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.  Full Story

  • Family, Faith & Football

    Posted: 1 June 2012

    Dallin Watene-Zelesniak and Halauafu Lavaka of the U18's Penrith Panthers squad are reaping the fruits of their labours on and off the field by balancing family, faith and football. Both young men of Minchinbury and Fairfield 1st Ward respectively, are on the rise in their respective Rugby League careers, but attribute their success to their family and faith in Jesus Christ. They are in their senior years of secondary school at the prestigious Rugby League nursery, Patrician Brothers College Blacktown, playing at the junior representative level and actively engaged in the programmes of the Church.  Full Story

  • Missionary Legacy in Australia Spans Decades

    Posted: 29 May 2012

    A love of the Gospel and a love for Australia go hand in hand for the Tingey family whose legacy of missionary service in Australia spans almost 100 years. When Scott Tingey of Salt Lake City received his call to the Australia Adelaide Mission in 2010, he was excited about boosting a missionary connection that began in 1917 when his great-grandfather Clarence H. Tingey, headed to our shores as an eager missionary elder.  Full Story

  • Helping Hands Serving the ANZACS

    Posted: 27 April 2012

    Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia, has a number of tree-lined avenues, set aside to honour service personnel who died in the two World Wars and other engagements. At the base of each tree is a plaque inscribed with the name of the deceased, age, date and manner of death and who dedicated the plaque. For 2 hours, these streets were a sea of bright yellow as Helping Hands volunteers of all ages, from all four stakes in Perth, lovingly cleaned and polished over 1,400 plaques. More than 80 Church members and their friends wanted to show gratitude to those who died defending their country, in preparation for the annual Dawn Service which was attended by over 40,000 people on Anzac day.  Full Story