Refuge From The Storm – Patrick Kearon

Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy told of his experiences while being assigned in Europe and spoke of the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees arriving there from the Middle East and Africa. He encouraged all to focus on the people who have been displaced from their homes, through no fault of their own, rather than get caught up in the heated discussions around this issue. He suggested some things we can do right now and always to be of assistance.

Pray to Heavenly Father for opporunities to help, and to ask Him “How can I help?”
Lend a hand and be real friend to those you come in contact with.
Increase our awareness of world events.
Take a stand against intolerance and advocate respect and understanding across a variety of cultures and traditions.

The Savior taught:
“For I was an hungred, 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. …
“… Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25:35-36,40)

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Have you had any experiences relating to this talk?
Have you ever been a refugee?
Have you had opportunity to help or mentor someone who has been displaced from their home and had to adjust to a completely new or unfamiliar environment?
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