Polynesian Women Go Online to Connect, Share, and Grow Faith

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This article originally appeared in the Mormon Pacific Newsroom. Below is an excerpt:

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In August 2014, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at Brigham Young University on the subject of modern communication and media tools.

He said: “Social media channels are global tools that can personally and positively impact large numbers of individuals and families. And I believe the time has come for us as disciples of Christ to use these inspired tools appropriately and more effectively to testify of God the Eternal Father, His plan of happiness for His children, and His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Saviour of the world; to proclaim the reality of the Restoration of the gospel in the latter days; and to accomplish the Lord’s work.”

Since Elder Bednar gave that address and extended that invitation, many Latter-day Saints in the Pacific Area have joined others around the world in finding ways, online, to connect with others, share experiences, discuss topical subjects, and build faith in God and Jesus Christ.

Some use this hashtag — #sharegoodness — as they seek to do these things.

One such person is New Zealand woman of Tuvaluan heritage, Kaveinga Anilli Lisati.

To continue reading, visit Mormon Newsroom Pacific.

Whitney studied Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at BYU. She also served as Miss Utah 2009 and spent her year promoting Children's Miracle Network, fundraising for anti-bullying/suicide prevention programs, and speaking to mutual groups.