Care for the Needy

The purposes of Church welfare are to help members become self-reliant, to care for the poor and needy, and to give service. Welfare is central to the work of the elders quorum. In elders quorum meetings, leaders plan ways to teach principles of self-reliance and service and to address welfare needs. “(See General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , chapter 22)”