News Release

Young Mormon Men Help Melbourne Mother

A group of Melbourne teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) recently demonstrated that there are many young people who selflessly serve others.
20 young men from the Church’s Hillside Ward (congregation) recently helped a single mother in their area who needed some assistance with her yard.  

 Bishop Siaski Kirifi ― the lay leader of their congregation ― spearheaded the service project. 

The youth showed up with mowers, blowers, chainsaws, shovels, rakes and muscle power.  In two hours, an overgrown yard was transformed.  The grateful recipient of their labours rewarded them with cold drinks and sandwiches.

 These young men stand out in many positive ways.  Most of them attend early morning scripture study classes before school every week-day. 
Once they turn 18, many of them, if not all, will choose to serve for two years as volunteer missionaries ― teaching people about the gospel of Jesus Christ and providing community service. They will not be compensated for this service and will pay their own way.  Some will learn a new language as missionaries.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regularly coordinate service projects to give help in any situation ranging from national disasters to personal emergencies. The Church members are often seen wearing yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” shirts as they serve people in need all around the world.  
A central tenet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day-Saints is to follow Jesus Christ by serving others, as He did.


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