Posts Tagged ‘ poor ’

Literary Lorenzo Snow #13: Oh! The Daughters of Zion

July 7, 2013 | 3 comments

What is the purpose of the Relief Society? While we think we understand its purpose based on what the women’s organization does today, the things that Relief Society does have changed radically since its founding in 1842. And the Lorenzo Snow lesson on the Relief Society shows this change, since his comments reflect a focus on charity and providing for the poor that we don’t hear much today—since that function is now handled by the welfare program. But before the welfare program was developed in the 1930s, the Relief Society WAS the welfare program. It collected and stored foodstuffs... Read more »

Safety in Mozambique and Elsewhere

June 1, 2009 | 40 comments

I was in Mozambique. I felt safe. Read more »

Christmas Devotional 2008

December 7, 2008 | 16 comments

President Uchtdorf said that the angels came to the shepherds, the poor, not to the rich. At one point in my life that would have bugged me. Today I realized that the rich should want it that way. If you’re wealthy and still looking for something, you don’t want to be told that your wealth is all there is. Read more »