It's good to know that the Church is helping out in very concrete ways. I was
born in Japan and served six months in the region hit by the disaster.
I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ that teaches us to help others. I am thankful
to donate money to the Humanitarian efforts of the LDS Church. I know that 100%
of my donations will be used to help lessen the suffering of many people in the
world.Thanks be to God for this opportunity to donate and to see the
money being put to good use.
What a kind, loving gesture on the part of the Church. "When ye are in the
service of your fellow being, ye are only in the service of your God."
Having lived and worked in Japan, I appreciate our Church's effort to help
Japan's fishermen and their families to get back on their feet. And, ... I can't
think of anyone more suitable to convey such message than our wonderful Bishop
I hope the Japanese government imposes restrictions on fishing and requires
testing of the fish for radioactive contaminants. No way would I want to eat
fish caught anywhere near Japan right now. Considering that fish is a staple in
the diet in many Asian cultures, I feel for people who may be eating unhealthy
fish right now.
Oh so that the Japanese fishing industry can continue to systematically strip
the South Pacific of any fish and force Pacific Islanders into greater
dependence on the importation of food.Carry on.
@toshi1066 ... One good positive outcome of this earthquake (in my opinion) is
that much of Japan's whaling fleet was docked and many of the whaling vessels
were severely damaged if not total losses. Yeah for a win for the whales for at
least a few years.
paganette:just what is your headline of what you have done for
This changes the old proverb "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
Give the man an ice machine, cold truck and other equipment so he can fish
again, you feed him and others for a lifetime."Gotta love good
@toshi1066It's hard to think about the plight of fish when your
family is starving. I'm all for conservation but not at the expense of human
lives. I agree that fishing for greed is not okay, but if there are people going
hungry and allowing them to fish will help them recover, I'll personally put the
fishing equipment in their hands. It's difficult to think about the plight of
the ocean in a hundred years when children are crying for food, shelter, and
"In an official ceremony, LDS Church Presiding Bishop H. David Burton
presented members of the Miyagi Prefecture Fishing Cooperative with a
certificate pledging help from the church's humanitarian fund."I am glad our church is helping these poor suffering people. But I wish it
would be done in private.Whatever happened to letting our alms be in
secret (3 Nephi 13:3-4)? Why must the Church newsroom release media releases
to the world when some good is done?
Enjoyed the article, just reading through comments and noticed Tornogal was
here. Funny thing is, on the DN there is a Tornogal who is LDS, on the
Associated Baptist Press, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Slate, etc etc etc,
there is a Tornogal who is a professional anti-Mormon, I wonder if they are
related????? ; )