LDS Youth in Chile serve in aftermath of massive earthquake

" 'Helping hands' is more than a slogan — it's a reality," said Barbara Corro, an elementary school teacher and institute student in Santiago, Chile.

"It was really frustrating to see people in pain, so we put together a service project so we could do something for them."

Sister Corro joined 30 other young adults to assemble 10,000 hygiene kits following the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake just one month ago. I was there to help document members' recovery efforts after the Feb. 27 earthquake. I had no idea that I was about to discover that amidst the tragedy and upheaval, members of the Church in Chile responded so quickly and effectively and sacrificed much to bless the lives of their neighbors in central Chile.

At a member's house in the foothills above the sprawling city, Relief Society sisters and young women made desperately needed blankets. Some measured and cut sections of polyester fleece from large rolls. Others hemmed the edges and embroidered the words ten fe y se villience — "have faith and be brave."

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