Young woman to serve in NZ - Solomon Star News

Young woman to serve in NZ

25 January 2014

STACY Kwanafia, 19, daughter of John Sam and Amalyn Kwanafia, Green Valley Honiara, has recently been called to serve a full time mission in the New Zealand Auckland Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A statement from the church said Stacy will enter the Missionary Training Center in New Zealand on January 30 and will serve for a period of 18 months.
Stacy attended Mbuavale Secondary School for 11 years and enjoys reading, playing the piano and singing.

She currently works for D&C Enterprises in Ranadi.

“When she returns from Auckland she would like to study tourism and become a Tour Guide for the greater Honiara area,” the statement said.

“2013 was a remarkable year of growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from the expansion of the missionary program to the membership milestone of 15 million Latter-day Saints worldwide.

“Since the historic news lowering the age for full-time missionary service, the number of young men and women now sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as full-time missionaries has steadily risen from 58,500 in October 2012 to more than 82,000 near the end of 2013.

“Currently there are 3 congregations: Honiara, White River and Burns Creek.”