As Mormons prepare for Hurricane Sandy, they live their faith

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  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Dennis, I hope the Deseret News understands why I'm saying this and allows my comment to be posted anyway... but...

    You're insane!!! lol (Then again, I'm just about as nuts.)

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    "I have to say that 40 people dead is sad, but it is not a "great trial" as some describe."

    It is for the people in the area, and that should be all that matters.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Oct. 30, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    I have to say that 40 people dead is sad, but it is not a "great trial" as some describe. Yes many there are in bad conditions, have lost cars, homes, etc. But out of the millions of people in the path of the storm to only have 40 dead is actually quite lucky in my view. Possessions can be replaced, lives cannot.

  • Moontan Roanoke, VA
    Oct. 30, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    @MapleDon ... 40 people are dead so far, from conditions related to those winds. Perhaps not a 'great trial' in your view, but I am confident most of us would disagree.

  • lledwards38 Canandaigua, NY
    Oct. 30, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    To MapleDon in Springville, in the east, 80 mph winds bring down huge old trees and branches which take out the electrical power. If you've heard the current news, you know that millions of people in Sandy's path are currently out of power. The NYC subways system has been closed since Sunday night, and won't open until all the subways are drained from the floods and all repairs are made.

    Living in Springville, you probably can't imagine the 15 foot tidal surge which flooded lower Manhattan. Nor can imagine how to evacuate the multi-storied apartment buildings in that area. And where are the people to go when there is no public transportation?

    Bridges, and tunnels are also closed, with some of the tunnels flooded as well. NYC is an island, and is virtually isolated from the world at this time.

  • DebAdams Safford, AZ
    Oct. 30, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    Thank you so much for this story. Thank you for sharing the important information on sharing Google Documents for an update list, and for the use of cell phone trees. Thank you.
    Our family is praying for protection of those in the storm. God bless you!

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Oct. 30, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    Can we think of a better article or at least header for a story? There are many "storms" in life, but I have a hard time seeing how 80 mph winds (which by the way happen every day) can be considered a great trial, unless of course your house is built of straw or sticks.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Oct. 30, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    "...what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am" the Savior said.(3Ne. 27:27) And as King Benjamin taught in Mosiah 2:17, "...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." I'm proud to see so many of our members have heeded the prophets warning and are ready to reach out and help those who are now in need of our help. Truly when we are prepared we shall not fear.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Oct. 30, 2012 6:28 a.m.

    I'm wondering if there are those that "lose their faith" because of some bad weather. I was standing on the beach yesterday here in Massachusetts with 75 MPH winds trying to blow me away. I found it very exciting.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:27 p.m.

    It's my hope that, faced with adversity or not, every human on earth could 'live their faith'.