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60 Dispensaries In Tailevu Get Urgent Medical Equipments From LDS Charities

The donation has come from the LDS Charities administered by missionary couple Elder Russell Perry and Sister Wendy Perry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
21 May 2019 11:51
60 Dispensaries In Tailevu Get Urgent Medical Equipments From LDS Charities
Sister Wendy Perry, left, of LDS Charities, hands over dispensary supplies to Chief Nurse Margaret Leong at Korovou, Tailevu. Photo: LDS Charities

Sixty dispensaries in Tailevu have received a timely donation of much-needed medical equipment.

The donation has come from the LDS Charities administered by missionary couple Elder Russell Perry and Sister Wendy Perry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They finish their 18-month mission here this Friday before they return home to Oregon, United States.

“This has been an incredible experience. People have been kind to us. We are going back home. There are 20 grandkids waiting for us.”

The donation has been their swansong. The medical equipments include blood pressure machines, stethoscope, digital thermometers, baby scale, cabinets, foot rests, white boards and register books.

Elder Perry said the equipments cost about $45,000 and were bought here. The money, he said, was donated by church members and friends from around the world. Purchases, he said, were done locally to support the local economy.

Apart from medical assistance, LDS Charities had helped build schools, provide furniture, books and engaged in water projects like bore holes during their time here.

Missionary couple Sister Wendy Perry and Elder Russell Perry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: LDS Charities

Missionary couple Sister Wendy Perry and Elder Russell Perry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: LDS Charities

President Nelson

The Perrys like many local church members are looking forward to the visit here by the church’s world president, Russel M Nelson, who arrives tomorrow at Nausori.

President Nelson will be addressing thousands of members at Vodafone Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori at 4pm tomorrow.

His visit here is part of a Pacific tour that includes Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and Tonga.

It follows his European tour that included a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican in Rome.

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