RS General Leader Who Lost Brother in Earthquake Comforts Survivors of Mexico Earthquake

by | Nov. 09, 2017

From the Church

After two earthquakes hit Mexico in September, killing hundreds and leaving more homeless, Sister Aburto visited those who lost so much during the disaster and offered comfort and love.

Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, traveled to the Mexican state of Oaxaca to visit with survivors of a recent earthquake. Sister Aburto began her tour in Juchitán de Zaragoza, where she was received by the municipal president, Gloria Sánchez López, Friday, November 3, 2017.

Sister Aburto shared her own childhood experience surviving an earthquake in Nicaragua that killed her older brother. “I know that when there are these tragedies, the human and divine nature that we have inside is filled with charity and we help each other, and I know that this has happened with you.”Image title

She continued, “One of the most important lessons I learned from that is that material things are temporary. … The most important thing we have is the family and the relationships we establish with the people, the bonds of friendship and especially that personal relationship we have with God, our Heavenly Father, and with the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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