Members of the Tongan royal family welcomed at Mormon Church service

PHOTO: Prince Ata and Lord Luani (2nd from left) with Latter-day Saint Church leader, President ‘Alavin Sika (left) and Sione and Falaetau Fine’anganofo at the Easter Sunday worship service April 2015. Photo/

Members of the Royal Family were welcomed by the congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Nukuʻalofa 10th Ward on Easter Sunday.

Prince Ata, who was just baptised into the church in March,  attended the congregation’s “sacrament meetings” and was accompanied by his brother Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala.

A statement from the church says the service is open to anyone from the public.

“They include prayers, hymns, sermons by leaders and members from the congregation, and the ordinance of the sacrament. Meetings focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ”.

Honorable Lupepauʻu Taione, Epeli Taione, Lord Luani, Honorable Tevita ‘Unga, Sela ‘Unga and Member of Parliament Hon. Sēmisi Sika were among those who attended the service

About 200 Latter-day Saint and other worshipers attended the service which was led by Latter-day Saint leader President ‘Alvin Sika and Bishop Andrew Toʻimoana.

“Speakers in the service were Sione and Falaetau Fineanganofo. They both spoke on the gospel of Jesus Christ, the last few days of the Saviour’s life, and His resurrection”.

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