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Fifth Estate program overlooked LDS humanitarian efforts


By Lethbridge Herald on February 1, 2023.

Editor:

In response to the recent program the Fifth Estate aired about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would like to share a few comments.

 Dedicated church members are generally happy to pay tithes and offerings. This principle dates back to Old Testament Bible times as is found in the scripture of Malachi 3:10-11.

A church cannot operate without funding any more than a vehicle can function without petrol. Whereas some church buildings are nearly completed and it is uncertain where or when the funds will be forthcoming, L.D.S. buildings are paid for before they can be dedicated.

In regards to taxation, individuals will already have paid portions of their income from wages or pensions to the government.

As to the topic of finances going south, many Canadian students are able to access American church universities. The tuition for members is lower and there can be an opportunity for employment (work experience) which can pay down expenses and free them from costly student loans.

When devastating storms struck southern states, a report came out that the two groups that helped them the most were the L.D.S. church and the Mormons. 

The term Mormon is a nickname for members of the L.D.S. church. Significant amounts are donated to groups like the WHO, benefitting many nations. The welfare and humanitarian aid is phenomenal, and blessings temporal and spiritual cannot be measured.

Mary Ann Kiddle

Raymond

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