Are there Mormons in Tonga?
Yes! Actually, Tonga has one of the highest Mormon populations in the world (by percent, not number, since Tonga is quite small).
In January 2010, there were 55,173 baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Tonga. The total population of Tonga was about 103,000... So 54% of Tongans are Mormon!
In January 2010, there were 55,173 baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Tonga. The total population of Tonga was about 103,000... So 54% of Tongans are Mormon!
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The term "Mormon" is an informal nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tonga is in the southern hemisphere so Christmas falls in the summer (wet season). The school year starts sometime in Early/Mid Feb (depends on the school) and finishes between the mid/end of October and into mid November. There are breaks for different churches (most high schools are run by chur…ches) throughout the year, especially in the June/July timeframe. (MORE)
"Mormon" is a nickname given to members of The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints. They are called Mormons because of their beliefs in the Book ofMormon, which is named after one of the prophets in the Book ofMormon. They use both the Book of Mormon and the Bible asscripture. Mormons believe… in God the Father, His only Begotten son JesusChrist, and the Holy Ghost; and that these three are individualbeings, rather than one 'Trinity'. They go to church every Sundayto preach and learn about Jesus Christ. They are also followers ofmodern prophet named Joseph Smith, who was lead by God to buriedgolden plates in the 1820's and translated what they said into 'theBook of Mormon'. You can check out their beliefs at mormon.org. A Mormon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (usually abbreviated to LDS). An organisation founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. The main differences between them and the more common views of christianirty include the belief that scripture is still being revealed, the acceptance of three additional books in their primary canon of scripture (The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, Doctrines & Covenants), An edition of the King James bible that has been extensively edited by Joseph Smith with his revalations. They also believe that Jesus Christ, after his death and resurrection passed over the ocean to the Americas in order to preach the Gospel to them. Mormons accept the concept of baptism by proxy, in which someone who has long since been dead can be baptised in the present time by a member of the church by baptising someone else in their name. They worship in the highest sense in temples in a ceremony known as the endowment ceremony. However to a lower level they are able to worship in LDS churches, in which case their worship takes the form of readings, extempore prayer and hymn song. Whilst they acknowlege the Holy Trinity their concept is different. The three persons in the trinity are separate deities, as opposed to a unity one god in three different parts. They also accept a doctrine which teaches that as children of God we must, in the course of our spritual lives, become gods ourselves. In this sense a man must be married in the temple and sealed in the temple ceremony in order to be married celestially. The belief that once one has passed from this life into the next one becomes a deity is integral, and those who become deities are then able to populate planets of their own. This is how Adam (Father God) was able to populate our world. Mormons believe.. A few hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, people had fallen into apostasy?. When the Savior began His mortal ministry, He restored His gospel and established His Church again on the earth. He built His Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, He himself being the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). Jesus Christ called twelve men to be His Apostles?-including Peter, James, and John-and laid His hands on their heads to give them priesthood authority (Matthew 10:1; John 15:16; Matthew 28:19-20). Before the Savior's death and Resurrection?, He gave His Apostles priesthood authority? to teach His gospel?, perform the ordinances? of salvation?, and continue to establish His Church in the world. The Savior's coming fulfilled prophecy. He set a godly example and showed men what Heavenly Father was like. Yet He was rejected of men and crucified. He made the Atonement? by suffering for the sins of all men. After His Resurrection?, Jesus Christ guided His Apostles through revelation?, making the Church of Jesus Christ a church led by God and not by men (Acts 10; Revelation 1:1). In addition to the Twelve Apostles, Christ appointed other leaders to assist the Apostles in the work of His Church. These included: . Seventies (missionaries) . Evangelists (patriarchs) . Pastors (presiding leaders) . Elders? . Bishops? . Priests? . Teachers? . Deacons? These officers were given the authority (or priesthood) necessary to do the work of Christ's Church. They did missionary work, performed ordinances such as baptism?, presided over congregations, and instructed and inspired Church members. As long as those who had the priesthood were alive, the Church grew and prospered. When His followers asked Jesus Christ what kind of people He wanted them to be, His answer was simple: "Even as I am" (3 Nephi 27:27). Jesus showed you by His example and His teachings how you should live to be able to return to your Father in Heaven. Although you make mistakes, as you sincerely repent of your mistakes and try to follow the example of Jesus Christ, your life will be filled with peace and inner joy, regardless of the circumstances around you. From the beginning, God has called special witnesses, known as prophets, and commanded them to keep records of His dealings with His children. Both the Holy Bible? and the Book of Mormon? are such records. The Holy Bible contains a record of Jesus Christ's dealings with and ministry to the people in the Holy Land. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a record of Christ's dealings with and His appearance to the people of ancient America. Both books teach about our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and of Their love for us. Following the death of Jesus Christ, wicked people persecuted and killed many Church members, and other Church members drifted from the principles taught by Jesus Christ and His Apostles?. The Apostles were killed and the priesthood authority-including the keys to direct and receive revelation? for the Church-was taken from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3). Because the Church was no longer led by priesthood authority and revelation, error crept into Church teachings. Good people and much truth remained, but the gospel? as established by Jesus Christ was lost, resulting in a period called the Great Apostasy?. This apostasy led to the formation of many churches with conflicting teachings. Without the full gospel or the priesthood authority, people relied on human wisdom to interpret the scriptures? and the principles and ordinances? of the gospel of Jesus Christ. False ideas were taught as truth, and much of the knowledge of the true character and nature of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost was lost. The doctrines of faith? in Jesus Christ, repentance?, baptism?, and the gift of the Holy Ghost? became distorted or forgotten. Each generation inherited a state of apostasy, as people were influenced by what previous generations passed on, including changes to Christ's gospel. Some inspired people, such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, recognized that practices and doctrines had been changed or lost and tried to reform the churches to which they belonged. Without the priesthood authority, however, Christ's gospel could not be returned to its original form. After centuries of spiritual darkness, a restoration? of truth was needed. Under the Direction of our Heavenly Father, the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored on the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. God has promised it will never be taken from His children again. In 1820, as He had done throughout history, Father in Heaven again chose a prophet? to restore the gospel? and the priesthood? to the earth. He called a young man named Joseph Smith, and through him, the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. Joseph Smith lived in the United States, which was perhaps the only country to enjoy religious freedom at the time. It was at a time of great religious excitement in the eastern United States, and Joseph Smith's family members were deeply religious and constantly sought for truth. The Holy Bible? taught that there was "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5), but many ministers claimed to have the true gospel. Joseph attended different churches, but he was confused about which church he should join and desired "to know which of all the sects was right" (Joseph Smith-History 1:18). He later wrote: "So great were the confusion and strife among the different denominations, that it was impossible for a person young as I was . . . to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong. . . . In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, I often said to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?" (Joseph Smith-History 1:8, 10). As Joseph sought truth among the different faiths, he turned to the Bible for guidance. He read, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). Because of this passage, Joseph decided to ask God what he should do. In the spring of 1820 he went to a nearby grove of trees and knelt in prayer. He described his experience: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. . . . When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Joseph Smith-History 1:16-17). In this vision God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith. The Savior told Joseph not to join any of the churches, for they "were all wrong." The Savior stated, "They draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof" (Joseph Smith-History 1:19). Although many good people believed in Christ and tried to understand and teach His gospel, they did not have the fulness of truth or the priesthood authority to baptize and perform other saving ordinances? at that time. They had inherited a state of apostasy?, as each generation was influenced by what the previous one passed on, including changes in the doctrines and in ordinances, such as baptism. Joseph Smith's First Vision? marked the beginning of the Restoration? of Jesus Christ's Church to the earth. In subsequent years, Christ restored His priesthood and reorganized His Church. He has continued to reveal truths to His prophets and to restore the blessings that were taken from the earth for a time. The Apostle Peter prophesied of the "restitution of all things" before Christ's Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). The Restoration of Christ's Church on the earth has made available the opportunity for all to once again receive all of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of the Restoration? of the gospel?, God brought forth the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ?. By the power of God, Joseph Smith translated this book from an ancient record written on gold plates?. The Book of Mormon is "a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible?, the fulness of the everlasting gospel" (Introduction to the Book of Mormon). The Book of Mormon is a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. It helps us understand His teachings, including those in the Bible. Examples of Book of Mormon witnesses of Christ include: . Nephi, who saw the birth and death of Christ in a vision (1 Nephi 11:13-15). . The brother of Jared, who saw the Lord because of his great faith (Ether 3:7-16). . The prophet Samuel the Lamanite, who prophesied of Christ's coming and gave the signs of His birth and death (Helaman 13-14). . Christ Himself, who, after His Resurrection, appeared to the people of ancient America and invited them to come forward one by one to see and touch Him until "they had all gone forth and had witnessed for themselves" (3 Nephi 11:13-17). In the Bible, Jesus told His Apostles?, "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (John 10:16). Soon after He was resurrected, the Lord visited these "other sheep"-the inhabitants of ancient America. During this visit to the American continent (recorded in the Book of Mormon), Jesus Christ: . Invited people to feel the wound marks in His hands and feet and side. . Taught His gospel. . Called twelve disciples to teach His gospel. . Healed the sick. . Prayed for the people. . Performed miracles. In September 1823, Joseph Smith was visited by a heavenly messenger named Moroni?, in the same way that angels often appeared to Church leaders in the New Testament. Moroni informed Joseph that God had a work for him to do and told him that a record of the ancient inhabitants of the American continent was buried in a nearby hill. He stated that the record contained the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Joseph Smith-History 1:27-34). In September 1827, Joseph received the record, which was written on thin plates of gold. Joseph translated the book into English by the inspiration? of God and called the book the Book of Mormon. It is named after Mormon?, an ancient prophet who compiled the sacred? record. The book verifies, as another testament of Christ, the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ. It is, then, a second witness that affirms the truth of the Bible. Since its publishing in 1830, the Book of Mormon has blessed the lives of millions of people through its powerful message about Jesus Christ and His gospel. Answer A Mormon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which can also use the secondary name of Church of Jesus Christ. Mormons also refer to themselves as Latter Day Saints. Alternate Answer The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is commonly known as the Mormon Church. Its members are frequently referred to as Mormons. The term can also be reasonably applied to other restorationists who believe in and follow the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Being a Mormon has a significant amount to do with engaging in a lifestyle that is associated with, but not subsumed in, membership in the LDS Church. Many, many people have been baptized and confirmed, conferring nominal membership in the Church but have not engaged in the lifestyle involved with being Mormon to any significant degree. Being a Mormon involves things like: . Making a noticeable effort to show respect for, it not obedience to, the teachings of the Church, particularly on matters of sexual morality, use of alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs, and the making and keeping of covenants in temples. . Being involved in a culture that traces its way through Mormon communities back to Joseph Smith, including those who crossed the plains to join those communities in the Intermountain West, especially prior to the rail service to those areas, usually identified as "the Pioneers." . Accepting an identity as a Mormon and a loyalty to the LDS Church that supersedes all other identities and loyalties, but which will be compatible with almost all family and national identities and loyalties. One raised in a Mormon family has at least some claim to being a Mormon even if not currently active in the Church or after rejecting the validating claims of the Church. This is akin to being a Cradle Catholic or a non-religious Jew Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith, by the way. Just wanted to make that more clear. A Mormon is a person who belongs to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints; who believes in Christ, the bible, the Holy Ghost, and the Book of Mormon. The word 'Mormon' is an adopted name often made by non-church members due to the church believing in the second book, 'The book of Mormon' and a character in that book known as Mormon. For more detailed information please visit web sites; lds.org/?lang=eng Mormon.org/Mormons (/ËmÉrmÉnz/) are a religious and cultural group related toMormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement ofRestorationist Christianity, which began with the visions of JosephSmith in upstate New York during the 1820s. a Mormon is a member of the church of Jesus christ of latter day saints. fo rmore info about this religion you can visit Mormon.org or lds.org (MORE)
A lot of people :D But some you might know are Mitt Romney, Donny and Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Steve Young, and Thurl Bailey ... You can see some famous members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) as well as profiles of regular members at the "related links…" below. (MORE)
I think you mean what is a mormon. A mormon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe the Jesus Christ will come again and restore the earth to it's paradisical glory. We use the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon and The Pearl of Great Price and The Doctrine and C…onvenants. The Book of Mormon tells of an ancient civilization and their trials and triblutions. The Church was founded in the early 1800's. Many churches have since broken off. 1 believing that the descendants of Joseph Smith should be the prophet ( leader ). One that believes woman should have the priesthood. One that believes in Polygamy. It would take forever to tell you everything. That is a brief summary (MORE)
Answer: "Mormonism" is a Restorationist Christian movement that grew out of the Second Great Awakening. It is founded on the belief that true Christianity and the power to preach it were restored to Joseph Smith, Jr. by Jesus Christ Himself. While there are many small offshoot churches and sects w…ithin the movement, the main church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has nearly 14 million members worldwide. You can learn more about who Mormons are and what they believe at the "Related Links" below. ANSWER: Mormonism is a church founded by a man named Joseph Smith. He was a righteous man. . This church was founded in the years of 1800. The Mormons were cast out of their homes many times because people did not like them and their acts of religion, so Mormons were known as Mormon Pioneers because they traveled west many times, along with the killing of their prophet in a jail called Carthage Jail. Mormans are not Christians. Some Morman men believe they can have more than one wife and have children with each of them. Answer: The beginning of Mormonism in the Latter Days: In 1820, as He had done throughout history, Father in Heaven again chose a prophet to restore the gospel and the priesthood to the earth. He called a young man named Joseph Smith, and through him, the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. Joseph Smith lived in the United States, which was perhaps the only country to enjoy religious freedom at the time. It was at a time of great religious excitement in the eastern United States, and Joseph Smith's family members were deeply religious and constantly sought for truth. The Holy Bible taught that there was "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Ephesians 4:5), but many ministers claimed to have the true gospel. Joseph attended different churches, but he was confused about which church he should join and desired "to know which of all the sects was right" (Joseph Smith-History 1:18). He later wrote: "So great were the confusion and strife among the different denominations, that it was impossible for a person young as I was . . . to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong. . . . In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions, I often said to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?" (Joseph Smith-History 1:8, 10). As Joseph sought truth among the different faiths, he turned to the Bible for guidance. He read, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). Because of this passage, Joseph decided to ask God what he should do. In the spring of 1820 he went to a nearby grove of trees and knelt in prayer. He described his experience: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. . . . When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Joseph Smith-History 1:16-17). In this vision God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith. The Savior told Joseph not to join any of the churches, for they "were all wrong." The Savior stated, "They draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof" (Joseph Smith-History 1:19). Although many good people believed in Christ and tried to understand and teach His gospel, they did not have the fulness of truth or the priesthood authority to baptize and perform other saving ordinances at that time. They had inherited a state of apostasy?, as each generation was influenced by what the previous one passed on, including changes in the doctrines and in ordinances, such as baptism. Joseph Smith's First Vision marked the beginning of the Restorationof Jesus Christ's Church to the earth. In subsequent years, Christ restored His priesthood and reorganized His Church. He has continued to reveal truths to His prophets and to restore the blessings that were taken from the earth for a time. The Apostle Peter prophesied of the "restitution of all things" before Christ's Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). The Restoration of Christ's Church on the earth has made available the opportunity for all to once again receive all of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Mormon religion is a form of Christianity that follows the teachings in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon. Mormons follow the word of wisdom by not drinking, smoking, swearing, etc. (MORE)
There is little original vegetation remaining, and most land is either cropped or in bush fallow. Approximately 50% of the island has an overstorey of mature coconuts with regular cropping and livestock activities carried out beneath.
The past 4000 B.C. the Polynesians first arrived to Tonga. There are many legends and myths of how Tonga came about. But the one I know that is true is how our first King became king. Tonga has 6 inhabited islands, Tongatapu, Vava'u, 'Eua, Haapai, Niuafo'ou and Niuatoputapu. Each island had a king… of its own. The king of Tongatapu won all conquered all the island through battle. This man became the king. (MORE)
You may want to be a bit more specific, but I will try to give around answer. As far as occupations, they are normal people, trying to find a jobthey like and work hard to earn their salary. Some jobs that areless acceptable would be working in bars, casinos [though casinosdo hire them for their ho…nesty], and anything otherwise illegal. *edit* Basically we are just regular people who try to follow thelife and teachings of Jesus Christ. *end edit* In their church, there are many things to be done. It is verystructured and a very organized religion seeing as it has so manymembers. Starting at the smaller positions. Infants go to Nursery, wherethey play and basically get babysat while their parents andsiblings attend meetings. When the children reach schooling age,they go to Sunday School and Primary. Primary is where they meetwith other children and the Primary Presidency who teach themkid-friendly gospel songs, the children get to give doctrinal talksin their own words, and they even get to have a program once a yearin front of the whole congregation. In Sunday School, they havelessons from teachers out of the scriptures. Girls from age 8-12 participate in Achievement Days. They separateby age with someone like a den mother, and learn about health andspirituality while having fun with arts and crafts - things thatwill help them find their talents. Boys, all the way to graduation participate in Boy Scouts. At age12 to graduation, boys also participate in a program called Duty toGod. It has several tasks such as reading certain scriptures andwriting their feelings about them, helping others, and otherwisedeveloping their testimony. These boys also begin attending thePriesthood class which focuses on what God expects from man, how tokeep the family safe and happy, and general gospel doctrine. Girls age 12 to graduation go to Young Womens, where they alsolearn more about the gospel, marriage, the importance of what theydo to become a loving mother, how education is important to havinga family, and developing and sharing their talents. Women 18 and older go to Relief Society. It is a support systemwhere they learn from gospel books and journals about service toothers, how to keep the family well, duties as a member of thechurch and other things. They also have Sunday School with the men18 and older. Men 18 and older attend Priesthood where they learn the same as theboys 12 and older. All meetings include prayer and hymn singing. The youth/teenagershave something they recite each time in their meetings that includethe memorization of their general worth, well-being, and the lovefor God and God's love for them. There are many presidencies to lead each section and/or class andactivity in the church. It continues from there. Women also, after reaching a certain age, or marriage in the sacredLDS temples, are required to wear an undergarment which they arenever allowed to remove to conform to fashion. Of course, women andmen remove it for intimacy during marriage, bathing, swimming andjudge for themselves whether to not wear it for certain othersports activities. I am a Mormon so I will tell give you as best an answer aspossible. Mormons go to church on Sundays. (Of course.) A lot ofchurches have different wards which start later than others. OurChurch goes for 3 hours. First is Sacrament Meeting (Where thewhole ward meets together.) Next is Sunday school (Where you learnabout the gospel from a teacher with children your age.) AndFinally there is either Priesthood or Relief Society. Priesthood isfor boys 12 and older. Boys from 12-19 are known as members of theAaronic Priesthood and boys from 19+ are known as members of theMelchizedek Priesthood. Relief Society is for women. On a specificweekday(s) the church has fun and neat activities at the LDS churchto just come and enjoy. (MORE)
Tonga is not part of a continent because Tonga are little tiny islands in the pacific. Tonga is one of the pacific islands.
Tonga is an archipelago of islands in the south west Pacific. The nearest continent would be Australia about 3,000 km away.
Vanuatu (IPA: /ËvÉËnuËËÉËtuË/), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: RÃ©publique de Vanuatu ), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is some 1,750 km (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 km (310 mi) north-east of New Caledo…nia, west of Fiji, and south of the Solomon Islands. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. Europeans began to settle in the area in the late 18th century. In the 1880s France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country and in 1906 they agreed a framework for jointly managing the archipelago through a British-French Condominium as the New Hebrides. An independence movement was established in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was created in 1980. So to answer your question - No - Vanuatu is not a part of Tonga. However, people often mistaken Tongoa - an island of Vanuatu with Tonga. (MORE)
The Tonga bean is also known as the Tonka bean. It is the seed fromthe Dipteryx Odorata. This bean is used for flavoring foods.
There are all sorts of foods eaten in Tonga that include fruits,animals and seafood. "Talo" (taro) and "Manioke" (a.k.a, tapioca orcassava) are considered vegetables, and are popular common sides tomain meals in Tonga. They grow in the ground and Tongans eat theroot. At big feasts "puaka" (pig) is o…ften roasted in the ground(called a "fei'umu") or rolled on a stick, over an open fire. They also eat the fresh catch of the day from the ocean, rangingfrom "ika" (fish) that can be eaten raw (in a dish called "ota"),"tukumisi" (Tongan shellfish short-spine sea urchin), and "masolo"(sea mussel). There are lots of other unique foods that completethe diet of someone who lives in Tonga, including "otai" (juicewith shredded fruit like mango, but most commonly watermelon) and"lu" (taro leaves) that have meat ("puaka"- pork, "sipi"- lamb and"pulu"- beef) or fish in it, to name a few. You'll just have tovisit the islands of Tonga to taste for yourself the deliciousdishes it has to offer! (MORE)
Mormonism (officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints) is a religion based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It beganin upstate New York in 1830 after Joseph Smith, the first latterday prophet/president of the church, published the Book of Mormon,which he translated from metal plates …found in a hill near hishouse, which Mormons believe were put their by an ancient prophetnamed Moroni. The Church uses the Bible (King James Version), the Book of Mormon,the Doctrine and Covenants (a collection of revelations given toJoseph Smith and subsequent church leaders), and least commonly thePearl of Great Price (additions to several books in the bible) asscripture. They believe in God the Father, His son Jesus Christ,and the Holy Ghost. They also believe that the originalChristianity that Jesus Christ organized on the earth was lost, andwas restored to Joseph Smith, who received visitations from JesusChrist, John the Baptist, and other Biblical characters. Their beliefs are best summarized in the Thirteen Articles ofFaith, a summary of Church beliefs by Joseph Smith. Many Mormonchildren have them memorized by age twelve. 13 Articles of Faith We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, JesusChrist, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and notfor Adam's transgression. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may besaved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospelare: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance;third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth,Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and bythe laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach theGospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in the same organization that existed in the PrimitiveChurch, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists,and so forth. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions,healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it istranslated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be theword of God. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal,and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and importantthings pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in therestoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) willbe built upon the American continent; that Christ will reignpersonally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed andreceive its paradisiacal glory. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to thedictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the sameprivilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, andmagistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, andin doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow theadmonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, wehave endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things.If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report orpraiseworthy, we seek after these things. If you would like to learn more about their beliefs, attend aMormon worship service near you, or ask more questions to Churchrepresentatives, please go to www.mormon.org. (MORE)
The Kingdom of Tonga is not on any of the Earth's continents. It isactually an archipelago that consists of 176 islands in the middleof the Pacific Ocean.
The Monarch of Tonga use to have absolute power in the Kingdom but as of 2010 had delegated everyday duties of running the country to the Prime Minister. if you asked a native tongan they would say God :)
The Tongan archipelago has been inhabited for over 3000 years The Tu'i Tonga (the first true "tongan" ruling dynasty) was created around the year 900AD with 'Aho'eitu as the first Tu'i Tonga and ended in 1875 with the death of Laufilitonga The islands of Tonga were united into a kingdom in 1845 by… Taufa'ahau (a Tu'i Kanokupolu) and in 1875 declared a Constitutional Monarchy. (MORE)
His name is Siaosi Tupou the 5th. In English it is King George Tupou the 5th. the king of Tonga is George Tupou V.
The term Mormons is a nickname for members that belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church was founded in 1832 in upstate New York and has grown now to a worldwide population of 14 1/2 million members. Their nickname comes from their belief of a book of scripture called… The Book Of Mormon. Members of the church consider both, the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be inspired, sacred scripture. (MORE)
Kingdom of TONGA The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of 172 islands in the central South West Pacific, south of Samoa, 3580 kms north east of Australia and 650 kms east of Fiji. The archipelago is also known as The Friendly Islands so narned by Captain Cook when he was welcomed by Chief Fina…u 'Ulukalala on his first visit to the island. It is the only surviving monarchy in the South Pacific and the only island nation in the Pacific that was never directly colonised. AREA 748 sq kms. GEOGRAPHY Tonga consists of three main groups of 172 islands of which only islands are permanently inhabited. The population is mainly Polynesian. More than one half reside on the main island Tongatapu, where the capital Nukutalofa is situated. The climate is mild with temperatures generally around 16-21 degrees Celsius. The scenic beauty and non-polluted environment make Tonga an attraction for tourists. However, the country lacks the natural resources for developing mainstream industrial and commercial trading opportunities. POPULATION 97,000 1996] with 20,000 - 30,000 living overseas. The ethnic composition of Tonga is 95.5% Tongan. CAPITAL Nuku'alofa [population 64,000]. LANGUAGE The Tongan language is part of the Malay-Polynesian language group. Until the early 19th century, Tongan was an oral language when the English alphabet was then adapted. Invariably, the early links between Tonga and Great Britain led to Tonga establishing a bi-lingual position making English as the second language. Other languages are now part of a wider educational curriculum. POLITICS Politically, Tonga is a constitutional monarchy based on the Westminster model of government. The ruling monarchal genealogy goes back to the first divine ruler of the kingdom 'Ahoeitu in the 10th century BC. The King is the Head of State with power to have the final say in the decision making process. The King appoints government ministers and governors. Parliament is the legislative body but the Privy Council and system has the democratic model in operation (High Court, Supreme Court and Local Court) with the appeal mechanism in place. Tonga is considered a politically stable island nation of the South West Pacific region. On the political front, a democratic ideology, which in establishment of a pro-democracy movement whose objective is to ruling power in the country. CULTURE At the apex of its development, Tongan society became the cultural centre of western Polynesia. The extent of Tonga's influence in Oceania has now become the subject of scholarly research. The country has developed an most elaborate political infrastructure and socially stratified societies in the region. Development in performing arts particularly in poetry, music and dance reached a high level with distinctive characteristics that point to the weaving, carving and weapon-making were also developed. As with other Polynesian societies, the Tongans were known seafarers with skills in star navigation. Architecture, agriculture and herbal medicine formed the core of Tonga's ethnoscience traditions. Physical competitive sports such as wrestling, javelin throwing, diving and running were common leisure activities in ancient Tongan society. Although the population is homogenous, contact with other cultures have had an impact on all aspects of life in Tonga Tongan culture has adapted to the changes demanded by a more sophisticated world environment. However, Tongans are generally traditional in their view of culture & tradition. Racial abuse and discrimination are new experiences for the Tongans who leave Tonga for countries with more multicultural societies such as Australia With no experience of the brutal reality of racism, their reaction to such discriminatory affitudes are spontaneous, unpredictable, and often lead to physical violence. Although Tongans generally have a teasing sense of humour, they are emotionally sensitive and rely on the tonal effect of any verbal encounter and other non-verbal cues to figure out the context and other party's intention. The social kinship system is based on the extended family unit supplemented by a communal way of life as the most influential social mode in operation in Tongan society. EDUCATION The first formal school, Tupou College, was established in 1864 by Methodist church missionary with the full support of King George Tupou I. His Majesty's experience of the new civilization convinced him that the best way to guarantee the survival of Tonga as a nation was to educate his people in the new ways of the foreigners. The political and legislative framework was thus put in place making way for other schools and a strict national policy of compulsory education for every child of 5 to 15 years of age. Today Tonga has achieved a high literacy level (98%) and a secondary school system that is on a par with or adaptable by a short bridging course, to that of other developing countries in the region like Australia and New Zealand. The Churches account for 70% of the total school population while government and private institutions account for the rest. The main examinations are the School Certificate at Form IV which is prerequisite to the University Entrance at Form VI. Recent developments in the curriculum have merged the pactfic island nations to a regionalise approach to education. In recent co-operation with other countries of the region, the government introduced the Pacific Certificate as a regional secondary level certified examination. However, despite the government drive for a national curriculum, the main providers of education such as Churches and private institutions are not obliged to adopt it. 'Atenisi High School, a division of 'Atenisi Institute has adopted the NSW curriculum & syllabus since its establishment in 1966. At tertiary and technical level, Tonga has 'Atenisi University, a private institution founded in 1970 as a division of Atenisi Institute. The Ministry of Defence in a joint project with the Department of Education administers the Polytech Institute specialising in technical courses. In addition to the Polytech, the Catholic school system has established a technical school. The University of South Pacific (USP) continuing education program through its continuing education or extension centres in Tonga also offers degree level and professional courses. RELIGION There is no official state religion in Tonga. Religious affiliation is predominantly Christian (90%), namely Protestant 61%; Catholic 16%; Mormon 12%; others 10%. The conversion of King George Tupou I, the political architect of modern Tonga, has had the greatest influence on the religious life of the country. His devotion to Christianity was encapsulated in his famous declaration, "God and Tonga are my heritage."; since then, Christian ethics has played a dominant role in the Tongan way of life. The constitution declared the Sabbath Day holy. The sanctity of the Sabbath day is strictly observed in the Kingdom, where the law restricts activities that can be carried out on day. Commercial businesses are not allowed to operate on Sunday except for essential trading. Leisure activities such as sports, swimming and even gardening are still prohibited. However, certain aspects of the law have either been amended or revised to accommodate developments in certain key industries such as tourism and trade. ECONOMIC BASE manufacturing Major Resources: agriculture and fisheries, trade, mining and Exports: coconuts; bananas; vanilla; pumpkins; fishing. Imports: food; live animals; machinery; equipment. Natural Resources: island scenic sites; unpolluted clear seas and coral reefs; good deep sea commercial fishing grounds; mild climate all year round and a fertile soil. LIFE EXPECTANCY Male: 61 years Female 65 years MONETARY UNIT 1 pa'anga [Tongan dollar] T$1.00 = 100 seniti (cents) TONGAN SERVICE PROVIDERS The Tongan community in NSW is an emerging growing community many of whom come to Australia via New Zealand. The first wave of Tongans came in the early eighties as immigrants. Many lack fluency in English and experience social isolation, which is partially addressed by a close connection with church involvement and church related activities. A growing number of Tongans in the Blacktown, Mt Druitt and Penrith school districts choose to settle in the Doonside, Plumpton, Mt Druitt and St Marys area The following is a list of Tongan-specific and mainstream services providers, ranging from ethnic associations, study centres, education, the media, health, housing and welfare-related providers who can l ssist schools with information and contacts on the Tongan community. This directory is not exhaustive nor comprehensive. It aims primarily to give teachers, parents and students a frst point of contact. Any additional information regarding omissions, corrections or deletions is welcomed. (MORE)
Tonga is located in the South Pacific, Halfway between Hawai'i and New Zealand. It is within thePolynesian Triangle
in Tonga it is beautiful and tropical all year round. it stays like 85degrees all year and they have a lot of beaches and lagoons because they are mostly atolls. they have palm trees!!! :D
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i don't know but for i know Capt. James Cook named Tonga the friendly town or something like that , for how people greeted him when he first came in and out of Tonga.
Take New Zealand flight, Stop at Fiji airport, and take a boat to Tonga from there.
Anything you want. But in Tonga they have a specific way of showing respect. What puts Tongans apart is that RESPECT for tongans is a big thing. For tongans there are different catergories of respect. There are rules in Tonga that you must obey & by sticking to them, you would be fine. And when you… stick to them you shall do whatever you want in Tonga. BUT, if you give one wrong move & DISRESPECT someone, thats when everybody will come running after you with a weapon. So you doing whatever you want depends on what you do & how you act. (MORE)
Yes there is a Tonga King. There is a royal family in Tonga, althpugh the population is just 100 000.
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Tongas main sorsec of income are agricaltured food, manufactoringgood, but over half is the tourism
Tonga was discovered by two unnamed Dutch explorers in 1616. However, Dutch trader/explorer Abel Tasman is often given the credit, as he was the first known European to land there, doing so in 1643.
Tonga originated from Samoa and of the lapita people the first polynesians of the south pacific warfare broke out in Samoa do to the tu'i manu'a kings of Samoa islanders fled to other islands thus the name Tonga and Tonga started to build there own kingdom tu'i Tonga.tu'i ha'atakalaua,tu'i kanokupol…u.they came back and conquer all of the pacific including Samoa (MORE)
The national colours of Tonga are Red and White The White Dove of peace is also used often
no countries border Tonga because it is a bunch of islands. The Pacific ocean borders Tonga.that's it. hey country study doodz
just type in Tongan flag and go to images. i can't believe you were bothered to come here 6L dude.
Tonga is a Constitutional Monarchy so it has the Monarch (King George Tupou IV) at the head of its government.
hell noo. there are small pockets of developement, but overall no Tonga is an LEDC
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Kings of Samoa or the tu'i manu'a both of these islands free itself in order to get revenge back in those days the islands were together until a king or a chief name talakaifaiki became very cruel to the Samoan people and orginated the name malietoa when theres to much power that's what can happen k…ings of Tonga came after the manu'a line (MORE)
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it start from home from the parent of how they teach their student to know how to respect each other
There are no exact dates for the start of the games in Tonga. However, its felt that there were some games played by sailors and missionaries who went there very early in the 20th century (1900's) the Tongan rugby union was formed in late 1923
Yes there are lakes (nomuka and niuafo'ou to name two) but no rivers in Tonga
Tonga does have faxes because when tongan people need it for help or somehting, there is always there tax to when they need something or not. LOL :L Thanks fr tha adds follow me on TWITTER or if not add me as a friend on FACEBOOK
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Because both countries the Republic of Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga have laid claims to the Minerva Reef which is south of Tonga and Fiji. The people of Ono, Lau - Fiji use the reef to fish and so is the people of Eua - Tonga. Todate, the reef remains open to both Fiji & Tonga citizens alike.
Polynesians found and lived in tonga first but... captain cook found Tonga and called it the friendly islands
It depends on the aim of your question because it's so vague and very general. Just like other countries, the citizens of the nation work to care and provide for their families, and ultimately to survive. Work can include selling handmade crafts (stuff for ta'olunga costumes), homemade baked good…s ("keke"- cake, "otai"- fruit juice, usually watermelon) and homegrown fruits/vegetables at the market. Other will work as fishermen, in the city of Nuku'alofa as accountants for different businesses or managing their own shops, and as teachers in schools across the islands. Some mothers stay home and care for their younger children, kids go to school and men go to work. Some people may have the honoring privilege to work for the royal family or at the royal palace. Other than that, it's fair enough to say that Tonga is like other Polynesian countries as well. Although it has successfully ruled other islands, and then lost a war (losing reign in other islands), it has a militant past- just like other islands such as Hawaii, New Zealand and Fiji. Despite their motives in the wars, it is possible for all beautiful islands of Polynesia to be civil towards one another; not to forget the past, but to have enough respect for one another to live in a way, opposite to our ancestors- in peace and forgiveness. (MORE)
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Jonah from Tonga is an Australian TV series written by and starringthe comedian Chris Lilley.