News Release

Senior Church Leader Visits Papua New Guinea


Elder K. Brett Nattress from the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accompanied by his wife Sister Shawna Nattress arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, 27 February 2019. This was Elder Nattress’ second visit to the country and the first for Sister Nattress.

Elder Natress’ purpose in coming to the country was to meet with leaders and missionaries in the Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission. Young missionaries and senior missionary couples serving throughout the country gathered in Port Moresby for the special meeting to meet with and be taught by Elder and Sister Nattress. Elder and Sister Nattress were accompanied by President and Sister Hafoka who lead the mission.

Missionaries were taught about the importance of Christlike service to their neighbours and fellow men. They were reminded what it meant to represent Jesus Christ, not just in what they taught, but how they served. They were taught how to increase their effectiveness in serving and blessing the lives of the people of Papua New Guinea.

Elder Moroni Sosi, one of the young missionaries, said, “Honestly, as always I felt a wonderful feeling. I always learn something new every time. Something that stood out to me in this mission tour was that the more effort, the more dedication and hard work you put into your daily life as a missionary, it not only shows your love for our Heavenly Father but it shows your love for the people of Papua New Guinea. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve in the Port Moresby mission.”

In teaching the missionaries, Elder Nattress emphasized to them the importance of always serving and loving the people. The missionaries came away with that message strongly impressed upon their minds and in their hearts.

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