A crowd of over 4,000 Latter-day Saints in Nausori, Fiji, sent the prophet off with a fond farewell on Wednesday, May 22.
From a tapa cloth quilt bearing the prophet’s name to the salusalu, or leis, presented to the official party, President Nelson said, “I feel like I have been wrapped in love.”
During the devotional, President Nelson also led the children in the hymn, “I Am a Child of God,” stating that one day they could tell their grandchildren they sang for the prophet.
President Nelson also promised the Latter-day Saints in Fiji that the Lord would “open the heavens and pour out blessings” upon them.
At present, there are four stakes, one mission and more than 21,000 members of the Church in Fiji. Local Latter-day saints also enjoy the blessings of the Suva Fiji Temple.