LDS Church Spent 1.2 Billion on Welfare and Humanitarian Efforts

LDS Church Spent 1.2 Billion on Welfare and Humanitarian Efforts

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Boxes of product at the LDS Bishop's Storehouse awaits humanitarian shipment to places in need around the world. Photos taken in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. August Miller, Deseret News

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IN 2015 ALONE THE CHURCH RESPONDED TO 177 EMERGENCY SITUATIONS IN 56 COUNTRIES.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is widely known for the humanitarian services that it provides worldwide. Last month, during a lecture given at the University of Oxford, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church said that the Church spends around $40 million on humanitarian, welfare, and other charity projects, worldwide, each year. It has been doing that for the past 30 years. Also, volunteers from the Church devote millions of hours of labor each year to assist in the projects.

Going by the figure provided by Elder Oaks, the LDS Church has so far spent about $1.2 billion in humanitarian and welfare efforts.

“Through a theology of obedience and sacrifice and a strong commitment to tithing and service, Latter-day Saints are model citizens” -Professor Ram Cnaan

Read even more at World Religion News.

 

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