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Contribution from Church will benefit school in China

The Church has presented a substantial monetary gift in conjunction with an interdenominational effort to fund the Nan An Village primary school in southern China.

Elder John K. Carmack of the Seventy and Asia Area president delivered the check to representatives of the Hong Kong Christian Council at a monthly luncheon of the Christian Men's Fellowship on Oct. 20. Christian churches in Hong Kong are contributing to the school originally run by the Bei Wan Christian Church.When he made the presentation, Elder Carmack said: "This gift comes from the individual members of the Church internationally who are encouraged to make donations for international humanitarian efforts. We hope this encourages others of all denominations to support this worthy cause that will benefit China and may open other similar opportunities in the future."

Money raised will be used to provide classrooms, teacher's quarters, a kitchen, washrooms and sports grounds, as well as first-year operating expenses for the school.