Socrates, age 37, goes to work every day as an electronics repairman. Maria, age 46, operates a sari-sari store business and is an officer of the Barangay Persons with Disability (PWD) organization. Judith, age 54, is an accounting staff of a government office. These three individuals who live in Cordova, Cebu are physically-challenged and use wheelchairs for mobility.
The Philippines Area 2014 Broadcast - Hastening the Lord's Work was conducted last January 18, 2014. It details the goals of the area for 2014 with emphasis on how each member can help in hastening the Lord's work of salvation. Leaders and members ages 12 and older were invited to attend.
Echoing the words of General MacArthur’s “I shall return,” 26 missionaries returned to Tacloban on January 28 after they were pulled out when Typhoon Yolanda barreled its way in many parts of Leyte. At exactly 7:40 in the morning, their plane touched down at Tacloban Airport.
The year 2013, with its many natural calamities and disasters, proved to be one of the greatest strains on the Philippines in decades. LDS Charities (LDSC), the social arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, worked tirelessly, alongside many other organizations, to help provide much needed disaster relief while maintaining substantial support to major global initiatives.
When super typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines with the resultant loss of thousands of homes and lives many had cause to reflect on the tragedies we experience. The loss of employment, the death of a loved one or the missing out on a job opportunity; in their own way they are ‘typhoons’ that cause some pain and anguish.
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we understand that the precious gift inside the box is described best in John 3:16 in the New Testament, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The gift that was given to us by the Father is His Son.