And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need.—Alma 1:30
There are an estimated 60 million refugees in the world today. We have found refuge. Let us come out from our safe places and share with them, from our abundance, hope for a brighter future, faith in God and in our fellowman, and love that sees beyond cultural and ideological differences to the glorious truth that we are all children of our Heavenly Father.—Patrick Kearon
This Day in Church History
1843: Joseph Smith opens the Nauvoo Mansion as a hotel.
1850: The first branch in Scandinavia is organized with 50 members in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1969: Ground is broken for the Provo Utah Temple by Hugh B. Brown.
How can we align our lives to be in accordance with the Church’s teachings on refugees?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.