28 years ago, Brother Ward was the advisor to our quorum of priests in Alpine.
He is still being such a great, great example! Way to go Brother Ward!
Refugees need help learning English, citizenship and adults earning a GED
within seven years of arrival, understanding our monetary system including
banking and budgeting, learning to use the bus and transportation system, doing
well in education, giving back to the community, medical workers, neighbors,
schools and religious organizations that help them (too many free lunches and
items make them dependent on others). Yes, their stories bring emotional
responses, but we need to realize they have been given an amazing opportunity to
participate in the American system. Let's help them succeed at helping
themselves and achieving the American dream.
"[T]he people who help me ... are Mormon, non-Mormon, anti-Mormon [and]from
all races, all cultures; they are conservatives, liberals, moderates, people who
hate (President Donald) Trump and love Trump. They are straight and gay. ...
We are all working together for a common cause . ..."Human
beings who treat other humans humanely will find themselves on the Right Hand of
Christ at the Last Day."Ward suggests donating to organizations
like Catholic Community Services[,] International Rescue Committee[,] refugee
centers in South Salt Lake ... or [by] donating to the Utah International
Charter School . ..."Charities will never be the solution; they
are part of the problem. They have done nothing to eliminate poverty; in fact,
many of them exasperate the problem. They pay their staffs, their executives,
and themselves first; then they make small donations from an "endowment"
that grows in wealth, while paying out only small sums to the poor and needy.
Other charities damage local economies in poor nations by giving
goods that bankrupt the local businesses that were offering the goods and
services, before "good deeds" destroy their businesses.
There are heroes and then there are heroes. Mr. Ward is the latter.