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Inspired by President Russell M. Nelson’s invitation to gather Israel, Latter-day Saints in the Christchurch New Zealand Stake set an ambitious indexing goal for 2021. 

When they reached their goal of 250,000 records in May, they set a higher goal of 1 million — and turned to the youth for help.

Christchurch Stake President Uliki Moea Pongia counseled with youth leaders and together they planned an “Indexathon” — a cross between a marathon and indexing — to take place during the Tokyo Olympics, according to a release on the Church’s Pacific Newsroom.

During a two-week period, youth were invited to index as many names as they could. They met online for an opening ceremony, to check the leaderboard and receive regular updates and encouragement from their leaders.

Youth indexed close to 300,000 names during the Indexathon. The stake has amassed 1.1 million to date. Those who participated reported a strengthening of their testimonies, feeling the Spirit more and building a sense of community with others from their stake.

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