May 23, 2021
The Philippines Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveils the First Vision statue in a solemn and sacred ceremony with friends from the government, media, humanitarian partners, and leaders of other faiths. This historic event is part of a year-long celebration of 60 years of The Church of Jesus Christ in the Philippines.
The First Vision was a transcendent vision that occurred in the spring of 1820, in which Joseph Smith saw and conversed with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The First Vision is of pre-eminent importance and marked the opening of the final chapter in the history of mankind before the second coming of Christ.
Elder Taniela Wakolo and Elder Steven A. Bangerter of the Philippines Area Presidency led the unveiling ceremony, which was attended by a few select guests, following local guidelines on health and safety. ◼︎
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