The following is excerpted from the Church News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created “a great season of opportunity” for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to “contemplate belonging,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

Now is a time that requires “a constant consciousness of the well-being of those around you,” said the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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This especially includes those who are single or who don’t have traditional family networks to sustain them in this period of illness and death, stifled economies, and oft-altered daily routines.

Speaking to the Church News via video-conferencing weeks after the First Presidency suspended meetingsclosed temples and transported thousands of missionaries to their home countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elder Christofferson reflected on those dealing with present challenges alone.

“There is a lot we can do for each other,” he said.

As the human race deals with social distancing, travel restrictions and uncertain access to the necessities of life and financial security, individuals and families worldwide share similar concerns for their safety and well-being, he said. “We all wonder, ‘Am I going to have what I need? … Am I going to have access to medical care, if I need it?”

And single adults face additional challenges, he said.

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