Call for special day of service
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Church leaders are asking members around the world to perform a "Day of Service" to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Church's welfare program.
President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, made the announcement during his remarks during the Saturday morning session at the 181st Annual General Conference.
The day of service should be done on a ward or stake basis sometime during this year. Local Church leaders will decide the details of each project and Latter-day Saints are encouraged to invite neighbors and friends of the Church to participate.
"The feelings of unity will multiply the good effects of the service you give. And those feelings of unity in families, in the Church, and in communities grow and will become a lasting legacy long after the project ends," President Eyring said.
He noted that human beings have a natural desire to reach out and help those who suffer.
"Great temporal needs of the children of Heavenly Father have come again in our time as they have and as they will in all times. The principles at the foundation of the Church Welfare Program are not only for one time or one place. They are for all times and all places," he said.