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President Thomas S. Monson: “Our Hearts and Our Help Have Gone Out to Japan” 

by | Apr. 06, 2011

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President Thomas S. Monson told Latter-day Saints gathered for the 181st Annual General Conference Saturday that the Church continues to provide humanitarian aid in times of disaster.

“Our hearts and our help have gone out to Japan,” he said, noting that 70 tons of life-saving aid has already been distributed to ravaged parts of that country where suffering is the greatest since a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit on 11 March 2011.

Like thousands living near Sendai, the Onuma family has endured the catastrophic effects of the quake and tsunami that left their house and lives in shambles. “We haven’t been able to get our house in order yet,” said Mitsuko Onuma. “We’re all pretty tired, but everyone is staying cheerful and our hearts are happy.”

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