"It is our hope that you will prayerfully determine what you can do — according to your own time and circumstance — to serve the refugees living in your neighborhoods and communities," general Relief Society president Linda K. Burton challenged the women of the Church during the first session of general conference Saturday. "This is an opportunity to serve one on one , in families and by organization to offer friendship, mentoring, and other Christlike service and is one of many ways sisters can serve."
During the women's session of general conference, two videos were shared, one detailing the story of 5,000 Mormon refugees rescued by a small town of only 1,500, as well as the story of two friends from different faiths, and how their lives have come to transform one another (see below).
These videos and Sister Burton's remarks echo those of the thoughts of the First Presidency when they issued a letter last year asking members to do their part to help in the refugee crisis.
Recently, the First Presidency issued another letter to members announcing the new Relief Society initiative "I Was a Stranger" and announcing the launch of a new website to help Latter-day Saints better aid refugees in their community.