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Published: Saturday, Dec. 21 2013 4:46 p.m. MST

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Ute parents - me Cougar
Rathdrum, ID

This story is going to be sent to all of my relatives and friends. Wonderful memory!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

BINGO --
God bless you Elder Maughan.

And the lesson God wants his children to learn is "re-distribution of the wealth".

Because I have been given much, I too must give...

[BTW - It was serving my mission in a poor Asian land in 1981 after the Vietnam War that I experienced something just like this, and it was what turned me into a Liberal.]

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

LDS LIBERIAL.... being poor should not make anyone a liberal. The beauty of this story is that the individual helped his neighbors. It did not take a huge government, bloated with employees, to dispatch the food. Jesus said that there will always be poor. Conservatives have been shown to be far, far more generous in giving than Liberal Democrats. Helping our fellow man is far more effective when done by individuals, churches, and other private groups. Seeing the poor in socialist 3rd world countries should make one become a free market conservative because only the free market can lift folks out of poverty. Government only takes, it cannot give. Christmas is the time that individuals should help their fellowman. Then we'll be more certain that only the worthy get help, not the welfare queens and similar deadbeats.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I know about being homeless, I know that you just have to trust in God to provide.

Oldcoach
Hurricane, 00

That brought back some vivid memories of teaching a family in one of the "villas" that surrounded the local stinky meat plant. I remember eating food that could feed the children of that family because to not eat would have given offense. I am grateful that both my sons had similar experiences. We Americans think we are starving because we haven't eaten in a few hours, but these people were truly poor and did not know where their next meal was coming from. I will be eternally grateful for the lessons learned in cardboard and corrigated metal hovels.

Oh My Heck!
Vernal, UT

How did a beautiful story suddenly become a forum for political comments? I think the point that was being made was the unselfishness of this father, and the gratitude he was showing for what he had received, and he wanted to share it with others who were also in need. Thanks for sharing this experience with us, and folks, please leave the political statements for some other place. Merry Christmas.

airnaut
Everett, 00

Oh My Heck!
Vernal, UT

Because --
We should be living the true spirit of Christmas all year round,
and not just at Christmas.

That's why.

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