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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently joined with New York-based Christian Cultural Center to feed struggling families.
On Friday, March 4, a truckload with nearly 40,000 pounds of food from the Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, arrived at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, where Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presented the donation.
Elder Cook was accompanied by his wife Mary; Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Presidency of the Seventy; Elder Randall K. Bennett, president of the North America Northeast Area; and Elder David A. Buckner, Area Seventy in the New York area.
The Christian Cultural Center is a nondenominational church with more than 30,000 members. Its outreach efforts include two food pantries.
“There’s a wonderful relationship between the Church and Reverend Bernard,” Elder Cook said of the megachurch’s founder and senior pastor, A.R. Bernard who is also president of the Commission of Religious Leaders in New York City (CORL).
During the visit, Elder Cook invited the Rev. Bernard to visit the Church’s Welfare Square in Salt Lake City and attend the upcoming open house for the Washington D.C. Temple.
“This makes us brothers and sisters … jointly engaged in trying to help others,” Elder Cook said.
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