Church Leaders Distribute Donations to Global Humanitarian Partners

In the hustle and bustle of New York
City a visit from a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. “I’m so thrilled to be able to present this check. It almost makes me cry.” “It’s unbelievable. It makes us cry.” Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary
general president, traveled to Manhattan to deliver checks to several of the
Church’s global humanitarian partners, including CARE, Water Aid America and
UNICEF USA. “They share that joy of giving “Thank you for the partnership, thank you
for the spirit with which these machines were placed and for being with us today
to present a check that’s truly gonna make the difference in the lives of
children all over the globe.” More than 2.3 million dollars was raised through giving machines from the Church’s Christmas initiative, “Light the World,”
that encouraged people to serve others during the holiday season. Red vending
machines were placed at locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Philippines for people to buy items for those in need, such as food and clean
water. “Water Aid works with some of the most vulnerable people and we’re
thrilled. We’re gonna put this check and the money to really good use.” Sister Jones: “Let me say thank you from all those individuals who pushed all those buttons.” 100% of the donations are used to
purchase nearly 843,000 meals, more than 16,000 medical and health supplies, close to 11,000 clothing items and
household supplies and nearly 20,000 chickens. “I think it’s really
important for each and every person that made the trip, selected the
chicken, the goat. It’s so important and I’m so humbled just to see this huge support.” In addition to the Church’s donations to its global charity partners, some of the
contributions were distributed to local organizations in Manila, New York, London, Gilbert, Arizona, and Salt Lake City. Sister Eubank: “182 gas cards and bus passes.” Sister Sharon Eubank, a counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and director of LDS Charities, made stops at the Utah Food Bank, Eye Care 4 Kids,
and the Refugee Connection. Sister Jones: “We honor the Savior Jesus Christ through service. We can be helping each and every day and that’s what we hope, is that we’re
helping and lifting in small and simple ways every day of the year.”

16 thoughts on “Church Leaders Distribute Donations to Global Humanitarian Partners”

  1. I've heard about the giving machines but haven't seen one yet I'am dying just to see what the giving machines are like and use one. What a fantastic idea to encourage charity the love of Christ. I really like how the church does things to encourage us to give of our own free will.

  2. Question. Why do mormons call “missions” the act of proselytizing to get more converts unlike the term used by christian missions that are about building schools, hospices, kitchens soups, hospitals in third world countries ? When they say “missions” I always thought they served hands on a good charitable cause … but it turns out is just young missionaries basically preaching to recruit or convert instead. Not real organized church sponsored helping the poor Jesus type service projects.

  3. Just scratching my head, this are peanuts donations, aren’t they? ;compared to how much they take in tax free. The only true church has so much more money to share andJesus could do better..:… in the billions could literally end world hunger just by donating the interest earning portion of the investments portfolio. Jesusaid to feed the hungry.

  4. Glad to see how active the church is in donating and helping others. Service work is truly a blessing and truly invites the spirit to be present in our works, no matter how big or small the act.

  5. What is islam?!
    The main message of Islam is the same basic message in all revealed religions, as they are all are from the same source, and the reasons for disparity found between religions.Among the blessings and favors that God has bestowed upon humanity is that He endowed them with an innate ability to recognize and acknowledge His existence. He placed this awareness deep in their hearts as a natural disposition that has not changed since human beings were first created. Furthermore, He reinforced this natural disposition with the signs that he placed in creation that testify to His existence. However, since it is not possible for human beings to have a detailed knowledge of God except through revelation from Himself, God sent His Messengers to teach the people about their Creator Who they must worship. These Messengers also brought with them the details of how to worship God, because such details cannot be known except by way of revelation. These two fundamentals were the most important things that the Messengers of all the divine revelations brought with them from God. On this basis, all the divine revelations have had the same lofty objectives, which are:

    1. To affirm the Oneness of God – the praised and glorified Creator – in His essence and His attributes.

    2. To affirm that God alone should be worshipped and that no other being should be worshipped along with Him or instead of Him.

    3. To safeguard human welfare and oppose corruption and evil. Thus, everything that safeguards faith, life, reason, wealth and lineage are part of this human welfare that religion protects. On the other hand, anything that endangers these five universal needs is a form of corruption that religion opposes and prohibits.

    4. To invite the people to the highest level of virtue, moral values, and noble customs.

    The ultimate goal of every Divine Message has always been the same: to guide the people to God, to make them aware of Him, and to have them worship Him alone. Each Divine Message came to strengthen this meaning, and the following words were repeated on the tongues of all the Messengers: “Worship God, you have no god other than Him.” This message was conveyed to humanity by prophets and messengers which God sent to every nation. All of these messengers came with this same message, the message of Islam.

    All the Divine Messages came to bring the life of the people into willing submission to God. For this reason, they all share the name of “Islam”, or “submission” derived from the same word as “Salam”, or “peace”, in Arabic. Islam, in this sense, was the religion of all the prophets, but why does one see different variations of the religion of God if they all emanated from the same source? The answer is twofold.

    The first reason is that as a result of the passage of time, and due to the fact that previous religions were not under the Divine protection of God, they underwent much change and variation. As a result, we see that the fundamental truths which were brought by all messengers now differ from one religion to another, the most apparent being the strict tenet of the belief and worship of God and God alone.

    The second reason for this variation is that God, in His infinite Wisdom and eternal Will, decreed that all the divine missions prior to the final message of Islam brought by Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, be limited to a specific time frame. As a result, their laws and methodologies dealt with the specific conditions of the people whom they had been sent to address.

    Humanity has passed through numerous periods of guidance, misguidance, integrity, and deviation, from the most primitive age to the heights of civilization. Divine guidance accompanied humanity through all of this, always providing the appropriate solutions and remedies.

    This was the essence of the disparity that existed between the different religions. This disagreement never went beyond the particulars of the Divine Law. Each manifestation of the Law addressed the particular problems of the people it was meant for. However, the areas of agreement were significant and many, such as fundamentals of faith; the basic principles and objectives of the Divine Law, such as protecting faith, life, reason, wealth, and lineage and establishing justice in the land; and certain fundamental prohibitions, some of the most important of these being idolatry, fornication, murder, theft, and giving false witness. Moreover, they also agreed upon moral virtues like honesty, justice, charity, kindness, chastity, righteousness, and mercy. These principles as well as others are permanent and lasting; they are the essence of all the Divine Messages and bind them all together

  6. yes the church donates to the needy and disaster's But could it donate much more?
    It would appear the church donates the equivalent of 40 million dollars worth of aid whether this fugure is derived from the value of services given but not actual cash only the President and apostles would know.
    40 million dollars per tax year is approxmate 2.5% of cash revenue obtained through tithing etc give or take a few million sowhere the other cash and wealth of the church which is in the Billions and Billions of dollars how that is allocated is obviously more important to the kind hearted members than the hungry and homeless mouths of the living .
    Perhaps much of the reve ue is used in granduer of building perfect buildings made with hands Temples where ordinances are carried out for those whom have lived but are now Dead.

    Does the church care more about the welfare of the dead never actually witnessing the time and money spent on thier behalf than the money spent on the living souls who would be saved from phyiscal death!

    Surely God wants his children his church to save those who are living and leave his mercy and judgement to those who have departed the mortal existance.

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