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Fijian LDS Members Mourn Church Leader

Fijian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined fellow church members worldwide in mourning the death of church leader L Tom Perry. He was a
02 Jun 2015 13:34
Fijian LDS Members Mourn Church Leader

Fijian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have joined fellow church members worldwide in mourning the death of church leader L Tom Perry.

He was a revered member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles. The quorum is modelled along the same lines as the 12 apostles called by Jesus Christ during his ministry.

Fijian members remember Elder Perry for his profound instructions during the church’s biennial general conferences.

Although he has not visited Fiji, many Fijian members know him through satellite transmission of these conferences.

His last instruction was in the April general conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. It was beamed live across the many continents and also watched by thousands by video, including Fijian members.

Elder Perry said, “We believe that strong traditional families are not only the basic units of a stable society, a stable economy, and a stable culture of values—but that they are also the basic units of eternity and of the kingdom and government of God.

““It is because of our belief that marriages and families are eternal that we, as a church, want to be a leader and a participant in worldwide movements to strengthen them. We know that it is not only those who are actively religious who share common values and priorities of lasting marriages and strong family relationships. A great number of secular people have concluded that a committed marriage and family lifestyle is the most sensible, the most economical, and the happiest way to live.

“No one has ever come up with a more efficient way to raise the next generation than a household of married parents with children.

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