@ Egyptian origins: "...what if the Church gets drained of aid, then it
becomes Utah's turn to need aid?"I don't question your
fears. I don't know of anyone who has prognosticated exactly what will
happen. But if what happened earlier with Katrina and Louisiana is any
indication, if at all possible, the debt will be repaid by those getting help
now."I don't know how much more America [or the world] can
take, if the disasters line up and keep coming..."That's
the real fear, and would leave us depending entirely upon the Lord. Are any of
us ready for that contingency?Each of us might ponder Matthew 16:1-4
and determine where we as individuals fit into that picture--without judging
others. Then make whatever corrections need to be made.
I didn't read if the LDS Church has also sent aid to Florida as well.
It's clear that aid is required for at least weeks. All sorts of
organizations and celebrities are raising money to help, but estimates say
Florida alone is in the $Billions of damages and the government is only
releasing $Millions for aid. I'm sure Texas is equivalent. I'm
concerned about the National Guard's presence enforcing "curfews"
and seizing guns as with Katrina. And I'm concerned about insurance
companies, which if they don't get bail outs from the government like 9/11,
will have to refuse people's claims, though the majority of people are now
homeless and jobless. This has been a record breaking year for everything nature
related. I don't know how much more America can take, if the disasters line
up and keep coming, let alone how much more support the Church can offer. And
what if the Church gets drained of aid, then it becomes Utah's turn to need
6 years! I just never knew the scope of the recovery efforts.Bless
all who are helping!
I really don't care if the church gets recognition. They don't care
either, but I do care when they get criticism for "not doing enough, too
slow, writing stories about it and every other thing that detractors" can
think of.I happy to see the postive posts thus far.
We in Texas appreciate those who support LDS Humanitarian Services. We'll
do the ground work. 11,000 people on the ground last weekend, and every weekend
until the Great Jehovah tells us the work is done.
I can't be there to help in person. But I am able to participate by
donating to the church's humanitarian fund to help pay for supplies. Glad
to do it.
Beautiful! Fantastic! Well done!
Well done to every single person involved in this in any way!Florida
is going to need a lot of help too, although their needs will be different.The LDS church's relief operations are nothing new, but sadly
receive far less recognition than they deserve. However, the help is give
freely, with no conditions and no expectations of publicity, which makes it even