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A week after a 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti, Elder Ulisses Soares asked Latter-day Saints in the Caribbean to “view disappointment and discouragement through the eyes of faith.”

“Faith unlocks the power of God in our lives,” he said.

Speaking of overcoming the challenges of the day, Elder Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Rosana Soares, addressed French-speaking members in Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique on Saturday, Aug. 21.

The devotional, originating from Salt Lake City, following an Aug. 14 earthquake that claimed more than 2,100 lives, injured more than 12,000 and left some 600,000 in need of assistance in the nation already affected by poverty and political unrest.

In response to the disaster, the Church sent aid to the most-affected communities —  providing food, water, hygiene kits, newborns items, flashlights, tents, tarps and protective helmets.

Over a week, Elder Soares and Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, also virtually addressed members in leadership meetings and stake conferences, broadcast to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and Elder Soares conducted a review of the Church’s Caribbean Area.

Elder and Sister Soares were joined in the French-speaking member devotional by Sister Aburto and Elder Hubermann Bien-Aime, an Area Seventy in Haiti.

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