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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints broke ground for its first “For the Strength of Youth (FSY) Camp” Facility in Asia on June 30, 2021. The site is located in Tanay, Rizal about 65 kilometers east of Manila in the Philippines.

The historic event was attended by Church leaders and members, local government officials, and friends of other faiths.

Elder Taniela Wakolo, Area President of the Church in the Philippines, offered the dedicatory prayer and led in the groundbreaking ceremony. He was joined by Tanay City Mayor Rex Manuel Tanjuatco and Vice Mayor Rafael Tanjuatco.

“FSY conferences are designed to help youth have fun, strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and feel joy and belonging as they live the gospel,” said Elder Wakolo. “These facilities will contribute towards strengthening the character of our youth and inspire them to express silent sermons by the way they live their lives as sons and daughters of God.”

Tanay Mayor Rex Manuel Tanjuatco highlighted the great importance of preparing the youth of today. “Through this camp, youth will find God’s purpose in their lives. Let’s make this facility the partner of youth development because this facility will transform the youth of the future.”

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