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Elder Bednar Tours Iraqi Refugee Camp

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Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints, recently traveled to Kurdistan to visit a camp for displaced men, women, and children from Syria and Iraq. He went to witness firsthand some of the humanitarian efforts in which LDS Charities is involved. He was joined by his wife and other Church members.

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“The experience filled me with an even greater appreciation for the Savior’s commandment to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself,'” Elder Bednar shared on social media. “As we toured a camp… I was grateful for the selfless people who dedicate their time, talents, and efforts to ‘succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.’ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joyfully joins with organizational partners across the globe to help assist those who are in need.

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Looking into the eyes of people who are receiving assistance—especially the children—reminded me again that we are all sons and daughters of God. And He expects us to be diligent in our efforts to serve and care for one another.”

You can learn more about how to help refugees in your area through the Church’s official “I Was a Stranger” website.
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