What image comes to mind when we talk about “caring for the poor and needy”? Probably something like feeding the homeless or a destitute family in Africa. Those people are poor and needy of course, but focusing on such individuals distracts us from the truth that all of us are wealthy in some ways, poor in others, and all of us are in need. This episode invites us to take an inventory of our resources–physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and financial; become wise stewards of our resources, and then care for others as we can.
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- “Ministry of Harold B. Lee: Organizing the Church Welfare Program”: This three-minute video highlights the role of Harold B. Lee as a young stake president and then as an Apostle in the foundation of the Church’s welfare plan.
- “Teachings of George Albert Smith: A Personal Creed: Care for the Needy”: This two-minute video discusses Church relief efforts after World War II.
- “Teachings of Thomas S. Monson: Rescuing Those in Need”: This five-minute video discusses Thomas S. Monson’s commitment to personal ministry to those in need.
- “That We Might Be One”: This 12-minute video describes how Dutch Saints overcame hard feelings to serve German Saints after World War II.