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Latter-day Saints Participate in Port Moresby ANZAC Day Service

Elder Robert J. Dudfield, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was one of several dignitaries who laid wreaths at a monument in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today, honouring those who fought for their countries in WW1, WW2 and other theatres of war.


Among the guests in attendance were Her Excellency Mary S. Olmsted, United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea; and Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition in Australia's parliament. 

Young missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving the people of Papua New Guinea sang in a choir during today's dawn service in the nation's capital.


"As a church, as a people, we believe in being the best citizens, neighbours, mums and dads we can be," Elder Dudfield said. "Our belief in God, in His Son Jesus Christ and our hope for a better world through faith and our best efforts compel us to be so."

"Today this means we are joining together with our friends in other faiths and other parts of society to say thank you and to honour current and past servicemen and servicewomen."

"We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their service, their courage and their sacrifices in defending the freedoms we enjoy today. When the people of a nation enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of religion and other basic human rights, individuals can live according to their core beliefs."

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