By this point in my career, I was no stranger to refugee camps and settlements, and I had come to understand that one of the greatest services we could render was to ask about the residents’ stories…and then to genuinely listen.
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In the face of such egregious human suffering, most of us long to help in some way. But how can we be most effective in our efforts? We recently traveled to Poland and Ukraine to find out.
When Utah residents Alisa Broadbent and her 19-year-old daughter Sarah learned about needs in Ukraine, they knew they couldn’t just sit back and watch. Instead, they made a plan to use their experience selling jewelry—and have so far raised $2,200 to benefit Ukraine.
Donations from Meridian Magazine readers and others helped purchase bread, sausage, fruit, oil and other vital supplies that made their way safely across the Polish border this past week and into Ukrainian communities including the city of Dergachi, located north of Kharkiv.
Three Latter-day Saint Couples’ Efforts Open Ways for you to Directly Help Individual Families in Ukraine Now
A Utah couple who both served as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ukraine and Russia are part of a lightning-speed effort that in less than one week has been able to get more than $70,000 of medical supplies, drones and other vital relief resources across one of Ukraine’s western borders and into Ukraine. And they’re working to continue the flow of donated goods.
Young men and women from Zimbabwe are stepping up to serve missions in unusual numbers, and there’s no secret why. It is the same reason that medical supplies are available to the sick in Zim and some of the starving have food. It isn’t a government aid program or the work of some large, international humanitarian group. It comes down to the energies, vision and kindness of three high-profile Latter-day Saint professional golfers.
A second wave of Covid is racking India, and Rising Star Outreach is helping in the hardest of places.