Saturday, May 18
Thousands are expected to attend a two-hour evening devotional that will be broadcast to all Samoa and American Samoa congregations, about 42% of the population.
The Church has a temple in Apia and another has been announced in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Wendy, along with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Susan, will leave in mid-May on a ministry visit to seven destinations in the Pacific. The global faith leaders will leave Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and return Saturday, May 25. They will minister to Latter-day Saints and friends of the Church during the nine-day trip, including missionaries and government and religious leaders.