May 27, 2017


Gifford S. Nielsen, from the Pacific Area Presidency visited the Australia Brisbane Mission at the beginning of April. All the zones in the ABM were able to participate in the combined zone conferences that were held, including the missionaries up north. Thank you to all that helped and participated in this revelatory experience!

Congratulations to everyone who passed the Michigan Test!
(Congratulations to the others that aren't pictured as well)

May 8, 2017


On the 15th of April, 40 missionaries from the Eight Mile Plains, Logan, Coomera, and Chinese Zones assisted in a massive clean up project at the Logan River Tree Farm in Beenleigh. As a part of this grand effort the missionaries got stuck into it, armed not with their Book of Mormon, but a few shovels.

The original request came from the Logan City Council to the Eight Mile Plains stake after surrounding areas were flooded due to heavy rainfall.

Through Facebook and the church's Mormon Helping-Hands Project, hundreds flooded in to assist in the clean up to save the business from going under. Over the course of an estimated four hours, 300 wheelbarrow loads of mud were wheeled to a bigger pile for disposal. Areas were cleared out much faster due to the enormity of help that came from the surrounding community.      


April 7, 2017

March 2017 Golden Orientation - Welcome Goldens!

The Australia Brisbane Mission is proud to announce its newest missionaries in the field. The Golden Spirit they bring permeates the mission and brings miracles in its wake. The road ahead is long, but rewarding for the bold of heart and strong of spirit. Go get 'em, Goldens!

March 19, 2017

Zone Conferences

Zone Conferences!

"Behold, thus saith the Lord unto you my servants, it is expedient in me that the elders of my church should be called together, from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, by letter or some other way. And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day that they assemble themselves together." D&C 44:1-2

We have felt the spirit of the Lord abundantly!  It has been poured out as the Lord promises to all those who would gather in His name.  These Zone Conferences were themed with the Doctrines of Obedience, Agency (with the new schedule), setting baptismal dates, and obtaining spiritual power.  As disciples of Christ use their Agency in obedience to the laws and commandments of  God, they will see greater spiritual power to influence others for good.  The power to help others come to know God.  Zone Leaders were asked to be heavily involved to train their missionaries on being agents unto themselves.  This because of the new missionary schedule which is less structured leaving flexibility for the missionaries to tailor their schedule according to the needs of their areas.  

Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Brisbane North

Ipswich, Ipswich West, Centenary

Logan, Eight Mile Plains

Missionary Leadership Council

Missionary Leadership Council

     These great Elders and Sisters came together in council, to receive revelation on how they can strengthen the zones in which they serve.  A three hour meeting was conducted, consisting of zone accountability, council of the councils, and a few trainings from the Assistants and President McSwain.  We know by their concerns and discussion, that they love and care for the missionaries they serve around.  They are happiest when they are doing the will of God.  The Lord has strengthened all of us beyond our own capacity.  We continue to push toward our goals for 2017!

March 5, 2017



Sister Ezekiela trained by Sister Tuatonga

Sister Wati-Cooper trained by Sister Malau

Elder Brimley trained by Elder Aspacio

Elder Choi trained by Elder Clawson

Elder Evans trained by Elder Ray

Elder Lal going up to Innisfail to be trained by Elder Campbell (not in photo)

We can already tell their love for the gospel and their excitement to get out there and go after the work!  The Lord will bless these faithful servants and all those who labour in his name.

February 8, 2017

Welcome Mid-Transfer Golden's!!

Elder Faatoatoa trained by Elder Moncur, Brownell

Elder Buchin, trained by Elder Nuttall

Sister Torres, trained by Sister 'Aloua

Sister Liu, trained by Sister Vichattavong, Bowen

Sister Kolia, trained by Sister Day,  Tamanivalu

Elder Sharma, trained by Elder King (up in Mt Isa)

We are so excited to have these new Elders and Sisters in the Australia Brisbane Mission!
We Love You!

Thanks to our trainers for their great example!

February 5, 2017

Departing Missionaries! January 2017

Another group of wonderful missionaries has finished their missions and have grown so much,  We love you and the Lord is grateful for your service!

January 22, 2017


Every year the ABM gathers at Karawatha chapel to celebrate Christmas as a mission. The highlight of this year's Christmas conference was the Nativity. Select missionaries took turns telling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. After each narration, individual zones sang the first verse of a Christmas hymn and the rest of the mission joined in on the last few verses. The spirit permeated the room creating a memorable experience for all. 

A special thank you to all our senior missionaries who made it possible to put this conference together! 

Can you find your missionary
Australia Brisbane Mission

Brisbane North Zone

Brisbane Zone

Centenary Zone

Cleveland Zone

Coomera Zone

Eight Mile Plains Zone

Gold Coast Zone

Ipswich West Zone

Ipswich Zone

Logan Zone

Sunshine Coast Zone

January 17, 2017

Golden Orientation


Golden Orientation December 2016

Golden Orientation November 2016

October 16, 2016

Golden Orientation September 2016

Go Get Em' Goldens

If you ask any missionary of the Australia Brisbane Mission, and ask them to describe their feelings on Golden Orientation, likely you'll get happy smiles and warm memories. It is a fond time to be excited to be young on the mission and get excited to get em! Filled with 2 days of training, and street contacting, intense exercise, it is not for the faint of heart. For all involved in the September 2016 golden oriention, WELCOME TO THE MIGHTY ABM!

Elder Cheuk and Elder Meyer plan out their next move.

Bikes won't stop these sisters!

No biker will go unspoked to

Sister Tamanivalu, Sister Butler, and President McSwain

Sister Richins, Sister Bean, Elder Bean, and Elder Richins. Without these faithful seniors the mission would likely grind to a very slow pace. Thank you for all you do!

Onward ever onward!

Sister Costa, Sister Sawatdeenaruemol. Sister Sau, Sister Tamanivalu, Sister Salu, Sister Tavivongpaiboon, Sister Butler, Sister Day, Sister 'Aloua
Elder Afable, Elder Malobago, Elder Tiaihau, Elder Cheuk, Elder Meyer, Elder Johnson, Elder Hansen.

September 28, 2016

Blast from Tonga

 Papitaiso in Logan Tongan!

You may think that Australia is full of the wallabies and kangaroos, but there is quite a diverse group of people that live in the Brisbane area, which makes it such a unique to serve and live in. Over the weekend President and Sister McSwain were invited to attend a baptism down in the Logan Tongan branch. In typical Tongan fashion they were made guests of honour and enjoyed a spiritually charged baptism and a wonderful cultural evening. Malo!
Two pigs, is it enough?

The McSwains as guests of honour with the priesthood leaders of the Logan Tongan branch, with Elders Tenney and Hausia