Visiting Church Leaders Share the joy of gathering for worship

Visiting Church Leaders Share the enjoyment of gathering for worship

At worship providers at three Auckland meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, March 12, visiting and district leaders from the Church participated within the ordinance of the sacrament with native members.

Elder Ulisses Soares greets Church leaders in Alfriston, Auckland on March 12, 2023.

Elder Ulisses Soares greets Church leaders in Alfriston, Auckland on March 12, 2023. 2023 by Mental Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


On the Church’s Alfriston Assembly Home in south Auckland, Elder Ulises Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared a message along with his worshippers. He was accompanied by Sister Rosana Soares.

Elder Peter F. Meurs of the Church’s Pacific Space Presidency and Sister Maxine Meurs additionally attended the assembly.

Elder Soares stated, As we obtain the sacrament each Sunday, now we have the chance to show our hearts to the Savior, repent and ask for assist to turn out to be like somewhat youngster meek, submissive and humble. On this holy weekly second, our minds and hearts needs to be related to Jesus Christ. In that second, we make a covenant with our Heavenly Father that we’ll do the whole lot we are able to to be somewhat higher, somewhat extra just like the Savior day-after-day.

Proceed, I consider we are able to really feel the depth of God’s love for us as we honor our covenants and renew our dedication to Him every week by the sacrament. God will do all He can to assist us fulfill our covenants with Him with out interfering with our motion.

As we train our authority in righteousness, God will give us energy to beat our weaknesses and imperfections. On this means, our pricey Heavenly Father will give us the energy to turn out to be somewhat higher every day. He says this as a result of the trail of the covenant is a path of affection. God will elevate our spirits and multiply our blessings as we make and preserve our covenants.

Sister Soares stated, We should preserve making an attempt even when we preserve preventing the identical challenges.

Elder Mears stated, What a pleasure it’s to be with you right this moment and to partake of the sacrament collectively. What an exquisite spirit we felt right this moment as we remembered our Savior Jesus Christ.

Sister Merc stated: Right this moment, now we have an apostle of Jesus Christ, Elder Ulises Soares, right here with us. He teaches and testifies about Jesus Christ all around the world.

Elder Patrick Kiron, Senior President within the Presidency of the Seventy, worshiped on the Sundown Highway assembly home on Auckland’s North Shore. He was accompanied by his sister Jennifer Kiron.

Elder Okay. Brett Natres, President of the Pacific Space Church and Sister Sauna Natres additionally attended the service.


Elder Chiron stated, I think about to some extent all of us really feel the identical this morning, the great blessing of peace, consolation and heat. Thanks for the sweetness of this second.

Go on, There are issues to cling to and decide to very intentionally along with your covenants, the sacrament, and a temple ordinance. On the identical time, there have to be some launch. There are issues that we should let go of in order that we are able to maintain on extra energetically to good issues.

Sister Kearon stated, The Savior has damaged the bands of dying and sin. He’s our good Savior and our good Healer. Due to His atoning sacrifice within the Backyard of Gethsemane and in

cross of Calvary, and we will have the bands of dying damaged for us.


Elder Nattress taught that imperfect folks can have good moments. These good moments are available in and thru the Savior Jesus Christ, he stated. He then expressed his gratitude to the younger males of the Aaronic priesthood who humbly and reverently carried out the emblems of the Thriller.

Elder Natres then shared an expertise the place younger males lovingly ministered to an aged member of the Church who had just one want: He wished to take the Sacrament in reminiscence of the Savior… to make a covenant one final time to at all times bear in mind Him .

He added that our younger folks have nice potential to take action a lot good.

Sister Nattress stated, If I might solely use one phrase to explain the Savior, the primary one which involves thoughts is Healer. His remedy is obtainable to all of us. He is aware of what we’re going by. He has healed me spiritually, mentally and bodily.


Kim Jonilaye Thomson attended the thriller assembly right this moment at Sunnynook. He has had seven strokes and finds it troublesome to decorate himself. She acquired up at 4 this morning so she may very well be dressed and able to come to this particular thriller assembly. She arrived at 9:00am to discover a appropriate place to take a seat in her wheelchair earlier than 10am. She says she felt particularly blessed to be personally welcomed by each Elder Chiron and Elder Natrres. She stated she felt her burdens elevate from the enjoyment and Spirit she felt throughout worship.

One other pilgrim, Jennifer Larsen, stated: The reminder that Jesus is our healer is strictly what I wanted to listen to right this moment.

15-year-old twins, Emily and Elise Cuff have been very tearful and emotional as they defined how religious the expertise was for them. Emily stated, I’ve had a very tough week and I have been feeling down spiritually. Being right here right this moment has made my testimony stronger and I really feel like my relationship with my Savior is again on observe. I felt the Spirit so strongly right this moment.

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo of the Pacific Space Presidency and Sister Anita Wakolo attended the sacrament assembly within the Auckland suburb of Tamaki.

In his remarks, Elder Wakolo stated: The supply of everlasting fact is our Savior, Jesus Christ. So many right this moment are trying to find everlasting fact. That is what Joseph Smith wished to find out about everlasting fact. Right this moment, so many are trying to find everlasting fact however can not seem to discover it. However they’ll discover it if they give the impression of being to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo greets a young boy after a sacrament meeting in Tamaki, Oakland.  March 12, 2023.
Elder Taniela B. Wakolo greets a younger boy after a sacrament assembly in Tamaki, Oakland. March 12, 2023.

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo greets a younger boy after a sacrament assembly in Tamaki, Oakland. March 12, 2023. 2023 by Mental Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


He added, the messenger of everlasting fact to us all is the Holy Spirit. He brings us this fact. However the final supply of all everlasting fact is our Father in Heaven.

Elder and Sister Soares and Elder and Sister Kearona, accompanied by members of the Pacific Space Presidency and their wives, are visiting members and mates of the Church in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

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