News Release

Melbourne Mission President Addresses Interfaith Meeting in Whitehorse

On 14th June President and Sister Maxwell of the Melbourne Australia Mission attended the Whitehorse Interfaith Network monthly meeting held at Doncaster chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Maxwells are completing a three year assignment leading the Church’s full time missionary group in Victoria and Tasmania.

The opportunity arose a few weeks earlier when one of the interfaith members attended the Church’s General Women’s Broadcast where she met Sister Maxwell and invited her to speak at the interfaith meeting.

President and Sister Maxwell were very well received as they explained the work of the mission and their experiences as they directed approximately three hundred self funded full time missionaries aged between eighteen and twenty seven years, serving for 24 months as representatives of the Church in Australia. They said that they had missionaries from twenty seven different countries.  Dilnaz Billimoria, a WIN member of the Zoroastrian faith, expressed the following:

 “We really enjoyed listening to their experiences and it was generous of them to share their thoughts on being missionaries as well as the sacrifices involved of young people in pursuing this as part of their overall development as good human beings.”

The different groups represented at the meeting included Hindu, Zoroastrian, Baha’i, Buddhist, Sikh, Pure Land Learning Centre, and a member of the Whitehorse Council.

This is one of the many interfaith groups in which the Church participates across Victoria.

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