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Members in Haiti More Unified After 2010 Earthquake

Berthony Theodor, director of Humanitarian Services and Bishops’ Storehouse Services in Haiti for the Church, says everyone in his country was impacted in a major way by the January 12, 2010, earthquake. If they didn’t lose a relative in the disaster, they lost a friend, he said. Many lost their homes.

But the horrific disaster did help Church members and leaders work together with their community, he said.

A counselor in the Port-au-Prince Haiti Stake presidency, he said that after the disaster local leaders wanted to show their Heavenly Father that they were keeping their covenants to “mourn with those that mourn … and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God” (Mosiah 18:9).

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