The Upolu East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Samoa surprised the Ministry of Police Prisons and Corrections Services this morning with a visit to deliver a donation towards the care of Tanumalala Prison inmates.
The church group from Aleipata donated supplies including food and everyday needs of the inmates currently serving their sentences at Tanumalala.
“We convey our sincerest thanks to the Upolu East Stake for their generous donations. We thank you, Samoa, for your continuous support 🇼🇸 ”
A stake is a Mormon term for a group of congregations—called wards—in a geographical area, similar to a diocese in other Christian churches.
The Upolu Samoa East Stake comprises around 3,500 members and is one of 20 in Samoa, and five in American Samoa.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a total church membership of 80,437 in Samoa.