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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Youth Minister to Youth:

 "You Are Not Just Our Future, But Our Now!"

Wellington, New Zealand  — 

New Zealand's Minister for Youth Affairs, and Minister for Social Development and Employment, the Honourable Paula Bennett, urged a group of Latter-day Saint young adults yesterday to prepare to lead in the future, and to lead now.

“We have a democracy. What a great country we live in," Ms Bennett said. "If we strive, achieve, and believe we can be great leaders. Why not you? You have been identified as leaders and have a responsibility to speak up for those around you. You are not just our future but our now.”

40 young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Parliament in Wellington New Zealand yesterday, part of a leadership forum.

The aim of the visit, according to organizer Anthony Wilson, is "to give some of our young people a chance to meet our nation's leaders, but even more importantly, to help the youth develop their vision and ability to become leaders in their homes, universities, workplaces, congregations and communities."

 Young Single Adults from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


  1. The youth of today are going to make a difference I just know it. Look at their beautiful faces full of light.

  2. That was such a wonderful opportunity for those youth. It could mean a huge difference in each of their futures.