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.”