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Asia Area

outh compete in basketball

KOWLOON, HONG KONG — More than 400 youth from the community played in the third annual Kwun Tong Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament organized by the Kwun Tong Ward of the Hong Kong Kowloon East Stake.

The tournament's objectives are to unify the community, promote individual well-being through wholesome activities and encourage sportsmanship and team spirit.

The 1998 single-elimination tournament included 104 teams in five age categories. Elder Richard E. Cook of the Seventy and first counselor in the Asia Area presidency spoke during opening ceremonies at the Kowloon East stake center.

Australia/New Zealand Area

Inspirational music

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — During a recital of inspirational music held recently by the Auckland New Zealand Mt. Roskill Stake, 650 members experienced a varied program of vocal and instrumental music. The performers ranged from 8 to 90 years of age.

A young single adult choir, directed and accompanied by Alec and Niu Ta'ala, introduced and concluded the evening.

Children were well-represented on the program and delighted the audience with their performances, which included a vocal quintet, a flute quintet and a violin duet.

One of the highlights of the evening was the senior sisters' chorus, which sang "I Have a Testimony." Many of these women helped pioneer the Church in Auckland.

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