MORMON IN AMERICA, BY HARRY SMITH
Thank you NBC NEWS reporter, Harry Smith, for presenting an accurate picture of the welfare system organized and opporated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Watching this video, you can’t help feel the genuine astonishment experienced by this veteran journalist, as he’s offered “…a rare look inside a huge but little known effort by the Mormon church…”. Makes my heart sing! This guy gets it!
This is Lizzie, my youngest, back in 2009, volunteering on Welfare Square. Signature hairnet. Lizzie gets it too! (Oh, and that cheese produced on Welfare Square is TRULY amazing.)
Fast forward a couple of years and the words of the living Savior are still being preached and practised. One of my favorite talks from the 2014 October General Conference was “Are We Not All Beggars?” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. When he shared the oft quoted words, “there but for the grace of God go I” my heart was touched and those thoughts continue to resonate.
I’m greatful to be a Mormon. I’m grateful for membership in a church that actively encourages me to do all that I can to help myself and help others. The Savior’s restored gospel really is here, upon the earth, and everyone is welcome to come learn for themselves. I’m so thankful for that blessing and knowledge!