2016
Anxiously Engaged
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“Anxiously Engaged,” Liahona, January 2016, 17

Anxiously Engaged

Anxiously Engaged

From left: Volunteers serve in Latvia, the Solomon Islands, and Honduras.

Latter-day Saints are “anxiously engaged” (see D&C 58:27) in doing good throughout the world. Here are some highlights from last year:

  • In Honduras, 600 Latter-day Saint youth worked alongside community members and medical and military representatives to clean areas that attract mosquitoes.

  • In India, Latter-day Saints youth painted hallways and cleaned classrooms in the Government Girls High School in Hyderabad.

  • In Latvia, members—dressed in Mormon Helping Hands vests and T-shirts—cleaned a community area, gathering 70 bags of trash.

  • In Tonga, Latter-day Saints gathered and sent cassava and breadfruit to Vanuatu, to assist victims of Cyclone Pam.

  • In Malaysia, the Church worked with government agencies to provide cooking and refrigeration appliances to victims of flooding and taught women how to cook using an electric mixer and an oven.

  • In the Solomon Islands, members helped install tanks to provide clean water for about 2,000 people.

  • In Russia, Latter-day Saints joined in an Easter weekend community cleanup.

  • In Turkey, Church members joined an interfaith choir that included Catholics, Protestants, and Muslims.