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Published: Saturday, Nov. 16 2013 6:00 a.m. MST

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JSB
Sugar City, ID

I looked at the NBC list. The LDS church is not listed. Is this an oversight or are we just not there yet?

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

The Church has already been at work for a couple of days.

We can't post URLs, but there was a story about this dated Nov. 13 (you should be able to scroll down to it). The headline was "LDS Church to establish relief-operations center in Philippines; missionaries to pitch in."

In the case of the Philippines, the Church already has such a strong presence that it did not need to leap out of bed and spring into action. With several hundred thousand members and thousands of missionaries in the country (a couple hundred in the Tacloban Mission alone according to that article), there was plenty of human resources and little need to send more people into the country. If LDS Humanitarian Services needed to fly in any supplies, that's probably already been done.

J.D.
Aurora, CO

@Californian#1@94131
I'm afraid this is wishful thinking on your part that our Church had a greater infrastructure set up for relief than say Catholicism. At some point you have to admit "okay the one "True" church is actually no better than any other". Despite what we have been taught for years. DN's emphasis on the Christian collective versus LDS singular shows where the emphasis should really lie.

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

J.D., I was not addressing anything that any other church is doing or comparing whose infrastructure is greater or whose "true church" is "better" than anyone else's "true church." None of that is relevant to this conversation. What matters is that people who need help are helped.

Actually, I was simply answering JSB's question.

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