Prime Minister Hon. Sitiveni Rabuka received a courtesy call from Elder Ronald Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his office today (25.03.24).
Elder Rasband’s visit re-emphasised the Church’s dedication to nurturing understanding and forging enduring relationships worldwide.
During the meeting, PM Rabuka expressed Fiji’s gratitude, both from its people and the Government, for the ongoing humanitarian aid provided by the Church to those affected by natural disasters, fires and those living in poverty.
He commended the visit by Elder Rasband, highlighting the important role that religious institutions and the government play in building a stronger, more peaceful, and prosperous society.
In response, Elder Rasband expressed his appreciation to the Prime Minister for the opportunity to meet and discuss areas for further collaboration.
The humanitarian arm of the Church has supported UNICEF in addressing obesity, malnutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases, and also partnered with the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital in Suva to help save children with heart defects across the Pacific.
It has also worked with Rural WASH – Rotary Pacific Water, providing infrastructure to three villages and three primary schools in remote Namosi and Cakaudrove Provinces.
With the establishment of the LDS Temple in Suva in 2000, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now has 23,400 members across 52 congregations in Fiji.
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