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Leadership Training Filmed in New Zealand and Samoa.

  • 2 July 2012

(left to right) Jared Haddock, Ryan Pedersen, James Allred, and Justin Cook

A film crew from Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City was recently in the Pacific Area for two weeks, filming local youth and Elder's quorums for the online Leadership Training Library and Strength of Youth in 2013.

Jared Haddock from the Priesthood Dept; Justin Cook, a Producer from the Publishing Services Dept; camera man James Allred; and sound engineer Ryan Pedersen were in New Zealand one week, filming several Young Men's quorums in Auckland as part of worldwide Leadership Training about 'The Strength of Youth', and 'Duty to God“, as well as training on developing effective quorums.

Filming included youth from Hillary Ward in Tamaki Stake, Takapuna Ward in Harbour Stake, and West Harbour Ward in Henderson Stake.
The film crew then flew to Samoa for a week, where they were filming Young Men's groups, as well as Elder's Quorums in Apia.

The Pacific footage will be added to similar filming from Europe, Britain, and Central and South America, to create the Leadership Training films and will be used internationally in the online library.