Doing Good around the World
May 2016

“Doing Good around the World,” Ensign, May 2016, 144

Doing Good around the World

Latter-day Saints continue to follow the Savior’s example of “[going] about doing good” (Acts 10:38). Here are some recent examples.

In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Church members and friends from nine countries in the Middle East—native to six continents—gathered for a conference and interfaith humanitarian project. They assembled and distributed 8,500 hygiene kits and food packages.

In Uganda, two dentists and three oral hygienists, all Latter-day Saints, spent a week filling cavities, extracting and cleaning teeth, teaching good oral hygiene, and instructing local dentists and dental students on best practices.

In Malaysia, Church members focused on the family during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, an event that traditionally includes visiting burial sites as ancestors are remembered, honored, and revered.

In Thailand, members ages 18 to 35 gathered in Bangkok for a cooking competition and a service project.

In Fiji, members and missionaries provided relief efforts to victims of Cyclone Winston. Church leaders worked with governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide food, water, tents, hygiene packs, and other emergency supplies.