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To all of our readers, throughout the USA and in the 168 countries who have visited this blog, we express our love and support for you and your neighbors, no matter what religion or none, no matter what skin color, no matter who you are or where you live — you are God’s child and we love you.
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the following was published on Mormon Newsroom, the official LDS media source: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned about the temporal and spiritual welfare of all of God’s children across the earth, with special concern for those who are fleeing physical violence, war and religious persecution. The Church urges all people and governments to cooperate fully in seeking the best solutions to meet human needs and relieve suffering.”
Latter-day children of all faiths (or none) can join the effort! It can be as simple as befriending someone new, or as robust as these ideas:
- Teaching kids about refugees: Activity Days book club or geography study (for families or Primaries)
- “I Was A Stranger” and how this initiative can apply to Primary
- Feeling overwhelmed? Try this: Service with Kids in 0, yes Zero, Minutes
Teach children these songs to help them internalize this message and apply it every, EVERY day:
- “Jesus said love everyone, treat them kindly too.” Children’s Songbook, 61
- “If you don’t talk like most people do, some people talk and laugh at you, but I won’t! I won’t!” from “I’ll Walk with You,” CS, 140
- “I’m trying to be like Jesus.” CS, 68
“For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; Naked, and ye clothed me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Matthew 25:35-36 #IWasAStranger
God bless the refugees and those who seek to help them.