Fund helps poor Mormons enjoy temple riches

The Ugandan woman was so frail Edward Christensen had to lift her from the wheelchair into the bus that would carry her to the airplane that would jet her to South Africa.

She was in the last stages of AIDS, but felt an urgency to get to a Mormon temple to be ritually wed for eternity to her LDS husband, who had died earlier from the same disease, and “sealed” (connected) to her children.

But the Mormon convert was “dirt poor,” said Christensen, the American president of the LDS mission in Kampala, Uganda, from 2007 to 2010, and the cost of an airplane ticket was impossibly expensive.
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