BETA

Video: Elder Gong gives an inside look at President Nelson's 'remarkable' Pacific ministry tour

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares in a new Church News video the many ways he was impressed by President Russell M. Nelson's interactions with others on his Pacific Ministry Tour.

"I've just been so deeply touched at how the prophet of God ministers to 10,000 people and a single family that's grieving over the loss of their mother at the same time," said Elder Gong.

The video shows footage of President Nelson waving to crowds, meeting with missionaries and consoling individuals such as Mateo Lautaimi, a Latter-day Saint father in Tonga who lost his wife to a sudden illness shortly after Cyclone Gita destroyed his house.

Read all of the stories from the Pacific Ministry Tour.

The Pacific Ministry Tour, which lasted nine days and included stops to seven nations, was also an opportunity for the prophet to bring the love of God and His doctrine to Church members and give them a sense of belonging.

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson and Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wave upon arrival in Papeete, Tahiti on May 23, 2019.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Wendy Nelson and Elder Gerrit W. Gong, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wave upon arrival in Papeete, Tahiti on May 23, 2019. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred

"There is a sense of connection and of covenant belonging together that makes each one feel as though this is for them individually, for their families and for large groups, countries at the same time," Elder Gong continued. "That's a remarkable thing to feel and see."

See all of the Church News videos here.

Sorry, no more articles available