Though growing up without his father’s family was a tragedy, the gospel of Jesus Christ and a loving mother helped Raymond know who he was.
The 175th anniversary of Latter-day Saints in French Polynesia celebrated
President Nelson said, “We spoke of our love for Tonga and the Tongan people, our gratitude for their freedom of religion. [King Tupou] stressed the importance of education and a healthy lifestyle.”
“May I thank you for your great faith,” said President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he addressed a large crowd under cloudy skies in Fiji Wednesday afternoon. “I wondered if you could do it and you did it. You turned off the rain.”
President Nelson addressed 12,000 Latter-day Saints and friends of the faith at Spark Arena, passing the midway mark of his nine-day ministry visit to the South Pacific.
“Please protect your children. Help them to know the Lord and love Him and keep His commandments and be free from the shackles of addiction and bondage.”
“I bless you to love the Lord Jesus Christ and to feast upon His words, particularly as they are divinely given to you in the Book of Mormon,” said President Nelson
The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, regarded by the faithful as a modern-day prophet, began his nine-day Pacific ministry with a visit to Kona, Hawaii.