A Blind Woman Experiences the Temple Through Spiritual Eyes

Bessy Nobuo is from the beautiful island of Palau.  Life became more difficult for Bessy in 2009 when she lost her sight. Bessy Nobuo is from the beautiful island of Palau.  Life became more difficult for Bessy in 2009 when she lost her sight. Bessy was able to come to the temple to receive her own endowment in May 2024.

New Chapel with a New Name in Pohnpei

A new meetinghouse in Pohnpei is completed and dedicated with a new name. Members and friends came to the open house cultural event and the dedication of the new chapel.  

Exciting New Things at Pohnpei High School

From a Navy man and Harbor Pilot to a Patriarch

Cyril Christopher “Chris” Gittens is from Guyana South America which is north of Brazil and East of Venezuela. Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America. When he was seventeen, he joined the U.S. Navy. This was the beginning of a long military career. He was called to be the first Barrigada Guam Stake Patriarch...

Faith and Prayer Precede the Miracles 

Sarafina Albert Walter considers her family to be a small family.  She has two brothers and three sisters.  She is from the island of Uman in the Chuuk Lagoon.  She was raised in the Catholic church.  Young missionaries came to her home to teach her family the gospel in 1983.  She had no desire to stay and listen to them. ...

Young Adults Can Have a Hopeful, Joyous Future Through Christ, Says Elder Godoy at Worldwide Devotional

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Elder and Sister Godoy shared their experience as young adults — including how they met and started a family — and explained principles today’s young men and women can apply to more clearly see and follow the Lord’s direction when making critical life decisions.

"I Have Strong Faith That's Why I Stay"

Emerenciana Walter first heard about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was living in Saipan. She was in Saipan to finish her high school education.  A senior missionary couple came to her house and showed several videos about the Church. Emerenciana was brought up in the Catholic church.  This was the...

‘Let God Prevail’ in Your Life’s Choices and Story, President Johnson Tells Women

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson encouraged Latter-day Saint women Friday to Let God prevail in their lives. “Because [the Savior] knows our potential perfectly, He will take us to places we never imagined ourselves.”

God Knows My Heart

James and Katrina Ueno are from the Marshall Islands.  James is from the capital city of Majuro.  His family was some of the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Marshall Islands.  His father wanted all eleven of his children to be taught the gospel.


On November 12, 2023, the Okinawa Japan Temple was dedicated by Elder Gary E. Stevenson. Four days later, on Thursday, November 16th, the temple opened for service. How have things been during these first few months, and how are the members of the Church reacting to a temple on their island?