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Two global leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are concluding a whirlwind 10-day visit to the Philippines. They traveled to multiple islands from November 10-20, 2023.

“It has been a really tender experience to be with the people of the Philippines,” said Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson.

The ministry of President Johnson and Primary General President Susan H. Porter included humanitarian outreach, meetings with civic leaders, including Vice President Sara Z. Duterte, and journalists, and devotionals with Latter-day Saints.

“The Philippines is a land of faith, faith in Jesus Christ,” said President Porter. “We felt very open no matter if we were meeting with humanitarian or [civic] leaders. We felt so free to express our love of the Savior here in this beautiful country.”

The visit to the island nation known affectionately as the “Pearl of the Orient” was a first for the General Officers. President Johnson was accompanied by her husband Doug and President Porter was joined by her sister Jeanette H. Harris.

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