Monday, January 25, 2010

The First Presidency Asks Members To Provide Help To Haiti

The First Presidency has recently released a statement asking members of the LDS Church to continue in providing support for the people in Haiti. The official First Presidency statement is printed below:
Our hearts are filled with sadness as we have watched the suffering in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake. We turn to the example of Jesus Christ, who reached out to “lift up the hands which hang down” and “strengthen the feeble knees.”  We are keenly aware that many in America are dealing with economic challenges caused by the recession. However, we are appealing to members to donate to Church Humanitarian Services as their means allow in order to help our Haitian brothers and sisters.  Many have already contributed and others are anxious to do so.
Money is not the only need in Haiti. People are frightened, bewildered, and wholly uncertain about their future. In addition to what people can do in helping with food, water, and shelter, there needs to be a calming influence over that troubled nation. We invite our people everywhere to supplicate God for a spirit of calm and peace among the people as urgent aid and reconstruction efforts continue.
 If you wish to help regardless if you are a member of the LDS Church or not by logging onto and clicking on Humanitarian Services Emergency Response.

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