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Sydney Savours the Spirit of the Season through Service

Sutherland congregation collects items for Salvation Army resulting in answered prayers© 2023 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Over the Christmas season members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sydney have been involved with several service projects including collaborations with the Salvation Army and Samaritan's Purse.


Congregation members in Sutherland collected thousands of food items for the local Salvation Army’s annual food drive which involved letterboxing 1000 homes in the local area to invite the community to donate to the cause.


The staff at Salvation Army were thrilled to see the amount that was donated when the delivery arrived. They explained that they had been praying for more donations as the requests they received this year were higher than previous years. They expressed that the donations were literally an answer to their prayers.


The women in the congregation also filled 123 shoeboxes to support “Operation Christmas Child”, a project run by Samaritan’s Purse. The boxes contained various essentials like toys, hygiene items, school supplies and other fun gifts for children living in vulnerable situations.


The Church greatly values service and encourages its members to serve and to give as the Saviour did. Working alongside charitable organisations to help those in need helps build relationships between individuals and communities in helping to remember the true meaning of the season.






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