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    When We Were Strangers

    When Latter-day Saints were forced to flee from Missouri, USA, in 1839, the citizens of Quincy, Illinois, offered refuge, as reflected in the writings and experiences of Elizabeth Haven Barlow.

    During the general women’s session of the April 2016 general conference, Sister Linda K. Burton, general president of the Relief Society, announced the launch of a relief effort called “I Was a Stranger,” which focuses on serving refugees.

    “It is our hope that you will prayerfully determine what you can do according to your own time and circumstances to serve the refugees living in your neighborhoods and communities,” Sister Burton said. “This is an opportunity to serve one on one, in families, and by organizations to offer friendship, mentoring, and other Christlike service and is one of many ways sisters can serve.”

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    How have you helped those who needed your help and love? Share your experience below.

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