Mormon Helping Hands volunteers joined the nation in a measles campaign in preparation for the September Measles Mass Immunization program. Seminars on how to conduct the Rapid Coverage Assessment (RCA) were given by Department of Health personnel to help volunteers know the process of conducting the RCA. Volunteers included those from Ilocos, Pasay City, Las Pinas City, Dagupan, Malaybalay and Cagayan de Oro.
Intermittent rain did not dampen the spirit of some 200 Mormon Helping Hand volunteers from Daugpan who participated in an information dissemination for the Measles Campaign of the Department of Health (DoH).
Good health for the children of the world is a priority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2007 and 2011, LDS Charities (LDSC), the social arm of the Church, provided a donation to the Department of Health (DoH) for the purchase of Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine in support of their Measles Immunization Program conducted regularly every 3-4 years.
The theme, “Breaking Barriers, Opening Doors,” paved the way for Memorandum of Understanding signings between LDS Charities (LDSC), the social arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with various organizations for the implementation of the wheelchair training and distribution program.
We have much to celebrate with the good being accomplished by the rising generation of young men and women in the Philippines. More of them than ever before are serving missions, marrying in the temple and serving in the wards and branches throughout the country.
There is also cause for celebration in the Philippines. In the month of July members of the Church in the Philippines should pause to reflect on the journey taken by about 70,000 Mormon pioneers who crossed the Great Plains and mountainous territory to relocate to the Salt Lake Valley where the Church would grow and prosper. It is a great heritage of faith and sacrifice that now blesses all members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The members of the Church in the Philippines should also remember and celebrate “pioneers” who have worked to establish the restored gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Philippines.