Straight across the South Pacific
The trip began at the International Date Line: Samoa and American Samoa are separated by a 24-hour time difference, even though they are located in the same island archipelago. From there, the journey continued onward to the islands of Fiji.
The last stop on his ten-day trip through the South Pacific was in Christchurch, New Zealand. From Apui (in Samoa), Pago Pago (in American Samoa), and Suva (in Fiji), the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, crossed several time zones and even the International Date Line. In each of these countries there were meetings with Apostles and Bishops, congregational rectors, and youth groups—and naturally, there were also divine services. The Church leader has since returned home to France.
Part two of our photo series