In her address during the Saturday evening session of the October 2021 general conference, Sister Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and director of Latter-day Saint Charities, gave an update on the Church’s most recent humanitarian projects around the world and shared that the foundation of the gospel is caring for those in need.
As baptized members of the Church, we are under covenant to care for those in need. Our individual efforts don’t necessarily require money or faraway locations; but they do require the guidance of the Holy Spirit and a willing heart to say to the Lord: ‘Here am I, send me.’
As a follow up to her message, Sister Eubank also shared a list of 16 ways to be a humanitarian on the Church‘s blog. Here are a few of her suggestions:
- Focus on the rising generation
- Ask municipal leaders about their local priorities and projects
- Pray for those you hear about on the news
- Build relationships with other faiths
- Consider emergency preparedness beyond food storage
- Talk to your bishop, Relief Society, and Elder’s Quorum presidents about who you can serve
- Reach out with friendship to someone not currently attending church
- Pray for God to send you to someone who needs you
See the full list of all 16 suggestions and read more about each of these points on the Church’s blog post linked below.