President and Sister Nelson sat down with the Church News and recorded a video talking about the humanitarian efforts of COVID-19.
It has become the largest-ever humanitarian project of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — thanks to the generous sacrifices of members worldwide.
“I’ve learned that these emotions of fear isolation and danger are best handled by immersing oneself in the care of other people.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has now become the largest ever humanitarian project of the Church. Any way you want to measure it, this is now the largest.
Thus far we have participated in more than 500 projects in 160 countries, now spending many millions of dollars.
Where does all that money come from? Mostly from our members. Their voluntary fast offerings have actually increased and their voluntary contributions to our humanitarian funds have increased greatly and members have prepared and provided personal protective gear for caregivers.
Thousands of Relief Society sisters have made more than 5 million surgical masks.”
Sister Nelson shared: “It seems like it’s unleashing this great compassionate heart that people have. I think almost every single one of your daughters has texted me at one point and said I’m working on the masks. I feel better when I’m doing something to help.
President Nelson then chimed and said that “sewing machines are going full blast!”
He then continued with powerful words of comfort, “The road ahead will always be bumpy but the destination will be serene and secure so fasten your seatbelt, hang on through the bump and do what’s right, and your rewards will be eternal.”
We are so grateful for a living prophet and his words of comfort and encouragement in worrying times. It’s also incredible to see the strength and sacrifice of members of the Church who are committed to caring for the poor and needy.
The road ahead will always be bumpy but the destination will be serene and secure