Henry B. Eyring shared the following post on his Facebook account during his visit to areas devastated by the hurricanes in the past week.
This weekend I am in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Florida with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends of other faiths as we work together to try to relieve the suffering of those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.
This hurricane has caused severe damage and intense heartache. We weep with those who find themselves in dire circumstances. Many of these people are praying to Heavenly Father for relief, for help in carrying their burdens. As followers of Jesus Christ, it is our privilege to serve God’s children as we bear one another’s burdens, mourn with those who mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort.
I testify that the Lord loves His children in need and also those who want to help. Our Heavenly Father hears the prayers of His children across the earth pleading for food to eat, for clothes to cover their bodies, and for the dignity that would come from being able to provide for themselves. Those pleas have reached Him since He placed men and women on the earth.
Because the Lord hears their cries and feels your deep compassion for them, He has from the beginning of time provided ways for His disciples to help. He has invited His children to consecrate their time, their means, and themselves to join with Him in serving others.
I invite each of us to prayerfully consider how we can bless the lives of the many people around the world who are in need of assistance. I pray God will guide you in your efforts to lift others.