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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Elder Watson Joins Samoans in Marking Major Milestones

APIA, Samoa — Samoan Mormons are joining their friends and neighbours in marking the 50th anniversary of the Pacific island nation's independence. Celebrations will take place in June, but preparations have been ongoing for many months. 

Elder F. Michael Watson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' First Quorum of the Seventy and Pacific Area Presidency will travel to Samoa today for an extended visit. He will meet with Samoan Latter-day Saint leaders, members and missionaries as well as guests of the Church in various meetings.

The Church leader will preside at two stake conferences and will conduct a tour of the Samoa Apia Mission. He has visited Samoa several times previously.

"The people of Samoa are faithful, and want to serve the Lord," Elder Watson says. "This is an important year as Samoans celebrate 50 years of independence. It is also the 50th anniversary of the organization of the Church's first stake."

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