Well hidden in pablum of the Dec 2016 issue (page 37) of the Ensign (an official publication of the LDS Church) is the following brief but important message:
By Bishop Gerald Causse, Presiding Bishop
[We should] always [be] prepared to reach out to the homeless and the destitute. Regardless of whether we live in areas experiencing a great influx of refugees or to small, isolated communities, there are many way we can serve those who struggle to have the bare necessities of life. We can:
- contribute to the Church’s humanitarian fund;
- work with others in our communities who provide loving service to those in need;
- extend our friendship to those who have been displaced when they come to our communities; and
- welcome strangers who visit our wards and branches.