Church sends supplies through UPS and CARE
I suppose the anti-Mormons will find something to critize this recent LDS
humanitarian effort? They always seem to find something negative, regardless of
the good intent.
This is devastating what happened in Myanmar and in China recently. There is so
much we can do personally to help. As Utah'ns, lets lead the way in
contributing generously to help alleviate the pain and suffering of these
families and individuals. There is a reason we have been blessed so
abundantly by the Lord as a people, and lets continue to generously use our
resourses to bless and help.
Aid - from the LDS among numerous others - would have been sent to Myanmar much
more quickly and in larger amounts if it weren't for the Junta's decision to cut
it all off in the beginning. It's good to see that they have opened up a bit,
but I fear it may be too little, too late for tens of thousands of Burmese.
How will elders navigate such a place in these conditions .. It will be hard if
not impossible for them to either walk or pedal their bicycles through all of
that mud and destruction and disease .. there are no cars .. may the Heavenly
Father look after them and keep them safe and healthy
I'm assuming you are being sarcastic - and not just ignorant or trying to slam
the LDS Church or its believers?The article says the Church is
partnering with CARE, an organization in place in Myanmar. They will be
distributing the items supplied by the LDS Church.
I'm assuming you are trying to be sarcastic, and not just ignorant or prejudiced
against the LDS Church?The article clearly states that the LDS
Church is supplying needed items and partnering with CARE and UPS Foundation.
CARE has a long-standing relationship in Myanmar, and will be the organization
distributing the supplies donated by the LDS Church. No Elders on bikes trying
to deliver the items!
I wasn't being sarcastic .. I am not that clever .. I guess I should have read
the article in full before I commented .. I just read about the "mission" and
put two and two together and was horrified and worried for the safety of the
elders given what I had read about the militray junta and it's being so anti USA
.. I stand corrected and feel a little foolish
Hey we all make mistakes but it's always good to have an reminder to remember
that being mindful and being watchful (observate) is key. So just next time
simply read it all. Lesson learned and we move on. That's how it goes. No need
to beat yourself up about it and no one else here should be either. We aren't
perfect we should be striving to be that's the point I'm making here. It is wonderful that these people are finally being allowed aid. Let's all
keep praying for them.
Take a chill pill.
It is fantastic that the LDS Church, and other worthy Partners, are responding
to a horrible catastrophe, to people in such dire straits!May the People
of Burma and China receive the help of the World in time!!
No big deal. No need to take a chill pill. Glenda explained, the to Glenda
commentator wasn't being mean or disrespectful, just correcting information!Maybe you should take a chill pill!
I don't need to take a chill pill thanks. I just thought that "to glenda" has
too much time on her hands to correct/attack somebodies comment and call
somebody ignorant.(If she was just correcting information she wouldn't have
attacked Glenda personally).I, myself, have family over in Burma and
in the Thai refugee camps. For decades they have suffered rape, murders and
abuse that is unprintable and now they have cyclone devastation to deal with. I
just had to laugh at the fact that somebody would be nasty (and she was) in her
correction. Just thought she could have chilled and calmed down a bit. It was as
harsh and petty a response as me saying to her comment.....did she check her
grammar before she posted her comment, and there is no such word as observate.
Are you ignorant and unlearned? Get the point, I don't think she sounded nice in
her correction at all.
Often times when someone is trying to help others there are always critics.
Let's not get to critical of each others comments about the situation. Have some
charity and let's just move this humanitarian effort forward by making some
donations and not worrying about spending energy on criticizing each others
Why assume the response to 'Glenda' was from a female? I read the
comments and could not detect any indication of gender. Also, I did not see any
'attack' or that someone was 'nasty' in the response to Glenda. Glenda was/is
entitled to comment, and her response indicated she had not fully
read/understood the article, and after the comment apparently went and re-read
the article. However, your response was 'harsh and petty' in my opinion, but I
will be happy to assume you did not mean to criticize another's grammar, or
assume they are ignorant or unlearned.The situation in Myanmar is
tragic, and any help that can be given is essential. I am sorry also for your
family's situation in Burma and the Thai camps. No-one should have to live that
way, or have to worry about family in those situations. My very best wishes
that your family members will receive the help they need.
To all of the above. Isn't wonderful that we have finally been able to get some
of the much needed supplies into the country or at least on the way. How
tragic it has been for these human beings and all the suffering that has
occured. Makes me appreciate the blessing I have-how about you?
My husband and I are emergency prepardness contact in our ward in tennessee and
we have presented this article to our ward and we will be collecting supplies
to send aid also .We are impressed with all that has been gathered and shipped
to this point .
simply amazing. All of these other churches always get press that is positive.
The Lord's church is very often the first to arrive at a disaster site, yet we
seldom get positive media. Proof that we are doing the right thing, because we
keep doing it happilly without the fanfare.
I'm so proud to LDS. Proud to know that the leaders of our church are truly
inspired by God and are solely interested in living just as Christ did...in the
service to others.
Too bad it takes a disaster for others to reach out. We do not realize how
blessed we are in the USA.Shame on the world for these crimes against people to
continue, but it is a small step in the right direction.Before the next one hits
try reaching out to a neighbor and lend a smile and a cup of courtesy and
respect to further the efforts of a community that cares about the other and
maybe before we realize it the world will be a better,safer, happier place to
live and no one will have to suffer the crimes of inhumanity, starvation, and
loneliness. Friendships and trust starts with in so lets all work together and
pray for peace on earth and no one has to go hungry.God bless those who need our
help. Help us to give to those that are less fortunate we. Most of us have way
more than we need, so much is expected and the blessings will be bountiful.Thank
You God for all that you have given us.Help us all to not take for granted the
freedoms we have.God Bless America and thank those who fight to keep it that
It is a privilege for the British members of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints to support the humanitarian aid programme because the church
members in Great Britain know 100% of the donations will be used to purchase
necessary hygiene packs, blankets, tents and any other items which are needed
wherever there is a disaster and suffering worldwide. These humanitarian aid
items are always packed, and stored in USA ready to go at any given time. On a
recent visit to Salt Lake City I realised how labour intensive was this
preparation for emergencies. Soap, toothbrushes, flannels and toothpaste had
been purchased from the suppliers and delivered. Within one hour unpaid
young volunteers from the local schools were packing these items into
emergency kitsThe secret to the success of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints worldwide are the volunteers in all aspects of the work
spiritually and secular. I know for I am one of them. Bishop Jeffrey Warriner
of the Wakefield Ward, England
i am aware about the welfare of the church,this is one of HIS ways on how to
show the world that HE loves HIS children and HE will send people to reperesent
HIM,to touch the life of others and remind them once again that HE is there
alaways in our side,simple prayer could reach HIM,whenever and wherever we are.
To all the "to Glenda" commentors: We all need to be a little more, humble,
teachable, more loving towards others with the time we've been given" in our
hands". People generally won't care how much you know until they know how much
I think it is wounderful what the LDS memebers are doing! I was shocked and
touched. We don't need reconision from the world. The Lord's church was never
for that, but was for the helping those in need regardless the religion! That is
why I love my Chruch and know it is the right church! In the name of Jesus
Pepper. Thank-you I couldn't have said it better.