Mormon Helping Hands Volunteers Serve in Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Islands

Contributed By MormonNewsroom.org—Pacific

  • 29 November 2017

Mormon missionaries in the Auckland Waterview Stake helped plant 4,000 trees in Avondale during a Mormon Helping Hands service project across Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the South Pacific on October 28, 2017.

Chain saws were buzzing, mowers were humming, weeds were pulled, trees were planted, and hearts were lifted as Mormon Helping Hands volunteers in yellow T-shirts served their communities across Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the South Pacific on Saturday, October 28.

Some 140 volunteers in Auckland braved rainy and muddy conditions to plant 4,000 trees on the Rosebank Peninsula in the suburb of Avondale.

Director of public affairs for the Church in Auckland and Northland, Muriel Samuela, said, “We serve our communities because we love God and our fellowman. Jesus Christ went about doing good, and that’s what we strive to do. And when we lift others, we are uplifted ourselves.”