News Release

Mormon Helping Hands Offer Manpower to Local Governments to Benefit Their Communities

Mormon Helping Hands for the first time calls Africa Southeast Area Mormon Helping Hands Director to expand their efforts to follow Jesus Christ by doing as He would do.

Robin will be working with the Southeast Area Director of Public Affairs, Sean Donnelly and his team in the Area Office. 

"Helping Hands is the best way to show that we follow Jesus Christ and do as He would do. I see other religious leaders, community leaders and individuals of all faiths joining this effort to make a difference in their community. This year's theme is 'Hand in Hand with Local Government' in hopes that when we offer our 'hands' to local governments, they will join hands with us to greatly benefit the members of that community."

Robin Padoa is from the Selcourt Ward, Benoni South Africa Stake.  He has served as a counselor in two stake presidencies, a bishop, ward mission leader, high counselor, ward Young Men's president and missionary in the England Birmingham Mission. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa in 1993. In Robin's professional life he ran his own business in the retail industry and is currently the manager of a company that supplies diamond tooling and polishing abrasives for the granite industry. 

Mr. Padoa was born in Benoni , South Africa to Reginald Leonard Padoa and Enid Eleanor Marais. He is married to Eunice Edna Padoa and they are the parents of three children.

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