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Mormon Missionaries in Ohio Partake in Three-Day ‘Feast of the Poor’

Mormon Missionaries in Ohio Partake in Three-Day ‘Feast of the Poor’

Elder Bill Wydner was an efficient bagger and he wasn’t afraid to tease his fellow missionaries as he lapped them.

“I think I should sit this one out, I’m two or three laps ahead of you,” he joked.

Wydner and the other Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries donated nonperishable food items to End 68 Hours of Hunger Lake County March 9 and helped bag the meals to be distributed on March 11.

The missionaries were in the midst of a three-day service project called “Feast of the Poor,” following in the footsteps of what Emma Smith and Elizabeth Anne Whitney did in Kirtland 180 years earlier.

For three days in January 1836, Smith and Whitney worked to feed hundreds of needy in the Whitney’s home.

“The only requirement to attend was they couldn’t pay it back,” Elder Grant Howarth said.

Keep reading at the News Herald.

 

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