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Published: Friday, Jan. 31 2014 11:50 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The ONLY things these people need right now are food, clean water, and shelter over their heads. I would hope 100% of all missionary efforts would be dedicated to that until this country has those things once again. Trying to convert a family while the family next door doesn't have a roof over their heads or food to eat would not the Christlike.

City, Ut

Thanks for this article.
Was wondering about the people and the missionaries that I had read about in coverage in the Des News while watching NOVA 'Killer Typhoon' last week on PBS.

The storm surge video was incredible, kind of like the Japanese and Indonesian tsunamis.

So great the missionaries are getting to go back. Know they will be a help and hope to people like the missionaries were after Hurricane Sandy in NYC.

Social Justice
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Chris B- Having served in that mission and knowing the people affected. It's a bigger impact to have these missionaries back in these peoples lives. Most of the women and children have moved to other parts of the country. Leaving the men behind to work the farms and rebuild. The church has also been delivering homes to families affected as well as pouring in food, clean water etc.

I'm not sure what you were trying to state about converting people while people starve as not being Christ like. As I recall Christ himself was teaching and converting people, while there were poor among him. He didn't stop and feed each individual, but, he was there and offered a blessing.

But, since I'm told that I don't know the Bible by a survey done by a Christian group, I guess that part really isn't in there.

Isuppose it also isn't helpful to have missionaries spending money in the local economy either. Perhaps the milk man whose business boomed with the missionaries there is better off trying to sell milk to people who haven't brought in a harvest yet.
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