Sunday, July 8, 2012

Keeping Warm in Westport

"My life is like my shoes - to be worn out in service." Spencer W. Kimball
"We can't do everything for everyone everywhere, but we can do something for someone somewhere." Richard L. Evans

The missionaries, the Westport Branch and community members worked together to provide needed warmth for homes in the area. Each bag of coal delivered to needy homes, was labelled with a tag that read, "A Gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Westport Branch 10-16 Dellaca Place, Westport & the Branch President's phone number." 
With the help of the Branch President, school principles, Home Builders Social Workers, Maori Trust and Work and Income (a local government organization), families were identified that could use help.
President Evernden, in working with the local Coal Company provided the coal.
Deliveries were made in 3 geographic areas. The local Westport newspaper and the regional paper will be reporting on the great effort that was put forth to help community members in need. A big thank you goes to the Turner's and everyone involved. We can always count on the missionaries!
Elder Kelly, Elder Pae'a, Sister Turner, Elder Fahina, Elder Dalit, Elder Turner, Elder Bender and Elder Christensen.

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