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Church Launches New Initiative to Help Refugees
“It is our hope that you will prayerfully determine what you can do—according to your own time and circumstances—to serve the refugees living in your neighborhoods and communities,” Linda K. Burton, general Relief Society president, challenged the women of the Church during the first session of general conference Saturday. “As we consider the pressing calls of those who need our help, let’s ask ourselves, ‘What if their story were my story?'”
The following Monday, the First Presidency released a letter officially announcing the new Relief Society initiative “I Was a Stranger” as well as the launch of a new website to help members better recognize the difficulties refugees face and learn how to serve.
President Monson Announces 4 New Temples
It’s incredible to think there were only 12 temples when President Monson was first called as an apostle.
Sunday morning when President Monson approached the pulpit, Saints around the world rejoiced as they heard the names of four new temples announced: Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the second built in this city).
Read the full article at LDS Living.