How one man is fighting cancer by serving refugees in Utah

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  • Commentor ,
    April 19, 2017 5:48 p.m.

    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!

  • sally Kearns, UT
    April 19, 2017 12:39 p.m.

    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.

  • moresureword Maple Grove, MN
    April 18, 2017 10:19 a.m.

    "[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.

  • Imprimis Billings, MT
    April 17, 2017 5:14 p.m.

    There are heroes and then there are heroes. Mr. Ward is the latter.