Mormon stake president in Haiti works to build hope

It's physically impossible for Ghammald Francillon to be in more than one place at a time, but his mind and heart understandably are bouncing from Salt Lake City to Philadelphia to his native Haiti.

With a two-fold LDS Church connection as manager of physical facilities in the Caribbean nation and president of the Port-au-Prince Haiti North Stake, the 45-year-old Francillon came to Utah to attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference.

It's his second visit to Salt Lake City, but his first time to touch that cold, white stuff called snow.

Meanwhile, his thoughts have focused in part on Philadelphia, where his wife and two young children have been staying with relatives since Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake. The devastating, 7.0-magnitude quake left an estimated quarter of a million dead and hundreds of thousands more homeless and destitute.

As such, he can't abandon concerns for the Latter-day Saints in Haiti, less than three months after the heart-wrenching disaster.

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