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Keep Sabbath Holy: LDS Church Leader

Members of the Nausori Fiji Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) yesterday were reminded on the importance of keeping the Sabbath Day holy. The 787
01 Jun 2015 13:47
Keep Sabbath Holy: LDS Church Leader

Members of the Nausori Fiji Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) yesterday were reminded on the importance of keeping the Sabbath Day holy.

The 787 members were attending their Annual Stake Conference at the LDS Church in Naulu 9 miles.

Speaking at the conference, LDS’s Fiji Service Centre manager Elder Adolf Johansson said one of the main focuses of the church was to improve their Sabbath Day.

“We want our members to do more than just come to church on Sundays; we want them to also go home and make the Sabbath holy,” Elder Johansson said.

“We don’t want them to go and play in the park, it’s a time for them as a family to sit together and talk about what they actually learned in church and how they can apply those things in their family life.”

He also reminded members on the importance of getting their families sealed for eternal life.

The sealing ordinance is a Mormon Temple ritual in which husbands and wives are sealed to each other and children are sealed to their parents in eternal families.

This means that if they are faithful to their covenants, their family relationships will continue for eternity.

“Also we want them to prepare themselves to go to the Suva Fiji Temple in Tamavua to take out endowment (blessings) or take out a higher covenant in the temple,” he said.

He said members were also expected to be better citizens of Fiji.

“To be more law abiding citizens; people who contribute to the betterment of our community and through their worshipping of God.”

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