Worldwide Helpers

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“Worldwide Helpers,” Friend, June 2012, 24–25

Worldwide Helpers

Emergency strikes! A family in Japan loses their home in a tsunami. A boy in Romania doesn’t have pencils or paper for school. A girl in Bolivia needs a wheelchair. A mother in the United States doesn’t have any food for her children.

Each week the Church and its members help people like this around the world. Church members help people in their own communities. And the Church sends supplies from the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ten-year-old Hunter S. from Kaysville, Utah, visited the center to learn all about how the Church helps others.

Some babies in orphanages lie in cribs with only white walls to look at. These colorful toys are fun for babies to play with.

Toothbrushes and other supplies go to children in orphanages and people in disaster areas.

School kits go to children who need school supplies.

The Humanitarian Center sends dolls and other toys to children in need.

Elder and Sister Naisbitt show Hunter bags of shoes and boots waiting to be shipped all over the world.

The pins on this map show 178 countries where people have received help from the Humanitarian Center.

Hunter saw a big painting of Jesus healing a man who couldn’t walk. We try to follow Jesus’s example by loving and helping others.

Hunter said the wheelchairs the Humanitarian Center sends are awesome.

Some new babies have to be wrapped in newspapers or banana leaves because their mothers don’t have blankets for them. Newborn kits provide warm blankets for these babies.

A soft doll can comfort a young child who has lost a home. Look on page 26 to find out how you can make one to donate to a homeless shelter near you.

Photographs by Matt Reier