Bishop Burton presents Mormon church aid to Japanese fishermen


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  • JM Lehi, UT
    Feb. 19, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Enjoyed the article, just reading through comments and noticed Tornogal was here. Funny thing is, on the DN there is a Tornogal who is LDS, on the Associated Baptist Press, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Slate, etc etc etc, there is a Tornogal who is a professional anti-Mormon, I wonder if they are related????? ; )

  • Tornogal LITTLE ROCK, AR
    June 18, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    "In an official ceremony, LDS Church Presiding Bishop H. David Burton presented members of the Miyagi Prefecture Fishing Cooperative with a certificate pledging help from the church's humanitarian fund."

    I am glad our church is helping these poor suffering people. But I wish it would be done in private.

    Whatever happened to letting our alms be in secret (3 Nephi 13:3-4)? Why must the Church newsroom release media releases to the world when some good is done?

  • CSP5 Ogden, UT
    June 16, 2011 11:32 a.m.


    It's hard to think about the plight of fish when your family is starving. I'm all for conservation but not at the expense of human lives. I agree that fishing for greed is not okay, but if there are people going hungry and allowing them to fish will help them recover, I'll personally put the fishing equipment in their hands. It's difficult to think about the plight of the ocean in a hundred years when children are crying for food, shelter, and clothing now.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    June 16, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    This changes the old proverb "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give the man an ice machine, cold truck and other equipment so he can fish again, you feed him and others for a lifetime."

    Gotta love good works!

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    June 16, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    just what is your headline of what you have done for anybody?,,,,,,,,I'm waiting.

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    June 16, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    @toshi1066 ... One good positive outcome of this earthquake (in my opinion) is that much of Japan's whaling fleet was docked and many of the whaling vessels were severely damaged if not total losses. Yeah for a win for the whales for at least a few years.

  • toshi1066 OGDEN, UT
    June 16, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    Oh so that the Japanese fishing industry can continue to systematically strip the South Pacific of any fish and force Pacific Islanders into greater dependence on the importation of food.

    Carry on.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    June 16, 2011 8:41 a.m.

    I hope the Japanese government imposes restrictions on fishing and requires testing of the fish for radioactive contaminants. No way would I want to eat fish caught anywhere near Japan right now. Considering that fish is a staple in the diet in many Asian cultures, I feel for people who may be eating unhealthy fish right now.

  • E. Matscheko St. George, UT
    June 16, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    Having lived and worked in Japan, I appreciate our Church's effort to help Japan's fishermen and their families to get back on their feet. And, ... I can't think of anyone more suitable to convey such message than our wonderful Bishop Burton. Ganbaru!

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    June 16, 2011 7:05 a.m.

    What a kind, loving gesture on the part of the Church. "When ye are in the service of your fellow being, ye are only in the service of your God."

  • cambodia girl Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    June 16, 2011 7:01 a.m.

    I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ that teaches us to help others. I am thankful to donate money to the Humanitarian efforts of the LDS Church. I know that 100% of my donations will be used to help lessen the suffering of many people in the world.

    Thanks be to God for this opportunity to donate and to see the money being put to good use.

  • coltakashi Richland, WA
    June 15, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    It's good to know that the Church is helping out in very concrete ways. I was born in Japan and served six months in the region hit by the disaster.