Post WWII- How the lds church helped

After WWII, almost all of Europe was disastrous. People were hungry and didn’t have the necessities they needed. The value of a dollar was so low, it was literally more useful as kindling in fires than for spending. They needed help and hope, and the LDS church was there to restore it.

George Albert Smith was then the Prophet of the LDS church. He wanted to make sure that the people in Europe had the things they needed. He got in contact with President Harry S. Truman and asked for help to send things to Europe. This is the conversation that George Smith recalled:

“He smiled at me, and said: ‘Well, what do you want to ship it over there for? Their money isn’t good.’

“I said, ‘We don’t want their money.’ He looked at me and said: ‘You don’t mean you’re going to give it to them?’

“I said: ‘Of course, we would give it to them. They are our brothers and sisters and are in distress. God has blessed us with a surplus, and we will be glad to send it if we can have the cooperation of the government.’

“He said, ‘You are on the right a track,’ and added, ‘We will be glad to help in any way we can.”

They prepared to send everything to Europe, and they took 127 railroad carloads full of food, clothing, bedding, and medicine. They received 75 tons of potatoes from Dutch farms. The next year, they got 90 tons of potatoes and 9 tons of herring.

When they arrived, there were many people that they saw in need. Almost all of the people were dressed in rags, and were in a destitute state. They were so relieved and joyful when they were able to receive these items that had restored hope and good health. They had never forgotten these generous acts of kindness given by the LDS church.

I thought that this story was amazing to me when my mom showed it to me. A lot of people had their lives saved because they were able to receive the commodities they needed to survive. They were able to sleep in a bed that didn’t have proper bedding, and they were able to be well fed and well clothed. I would be very glad and joyful if someone had done that for me, and I can imagine the looks everyone’s faces when they received all of those things. All of them joyful, hugging each other, cheering, and knowing that they now could live and not be worried about going to bed hungry.

The church welfare system is a divinely inspired program. Today, it has lots of fields, farms , livestock, and warehouses across the country that produces food for those in need. It is all done completely by the hands of service. Volunteers do all the work, and they don’t get paid. They perform about 30,000 hours of labor a year. All of the food goes to a place called the Bishop’s Storehouse. It looks like a grocery store. Its purpose is to help people in need who are struggling financially. Both members of the church and nonmembers of the church sometimes depend on it. People are able to get groceries that they need, and it’s all for free.
It’s a blessing for people because they don’t have to spend money on food, they can get their food for free from the Bishop’s Storehouse. The money that they were going to spend on food they can use for rent and bills.
My mom showed me a video that shows some of its plantations, and it’s amazing how many volunteers are helping and serving. I hope someday that I will get the same opportunity. This church welfare program has helped many people, and not just in the United States. It helps people from many countries, and they are blessed by it. Next week, my mom and I are going to Caroltown. It is about an hour’s drive from where our house is. I look forward to going on this field trip and seeing how it all works.

Post WWII-How the lds church helped

After WWII, almost all of Europe was disastrous. People were hungry and didn’t have the necessities they needed. The amount of dollars were so low, it was literally worth move for burning in fires than for spending. They needed help and hope, and the LDS church was there to restore it.

George Albert Smith was then the Prophet of the LDS church. He wanted to make sure that the people in Europe had the things they needed. He got in contact with Harry S. Truman (who was president of the U.S. at the time), and asked for help to send things to Europe. This is the conversation that George Smith recalled:

“He smiled at me, and said: ‘Well, what do you want to ship it over there for? Their money isn’t good.’

“I said, ‘We don’t want their money.’ He looked at me and said: ‘You don’t mean you’re going to give it to them?’

“I said: ‘Of course, we would give it to them. They are our brothers and sisters and are in distress. God has blessed us with a surplus, and we will be glad to send it if we can have the cooperation of the government..’

“He said, ‘You are on the right a track,’ and added, ‘We will be glad to help in any way we can.”

They prepared to send everything to Europe, and they took 127 railroad carloads full of food, clothing, bedding, and medicine. They received 75 tons of potatoes from Dutch farms. The next year, they got 90 tons of potatoes and 9 tons of herring.

When they arrived, there were many people that they saw in need. Almost all of the people were dressed in rags, and were in a destitute state. They were so relieved and joyful when they were able to receive these items that had restored hope and good health. They had never forgotten these generous acts of kindness given by the LDS church.

I thought that this story was amazing to me when my mom showed it to me. A lot of people had their lives saved because they were able to receive the proper things they needed to survive. They were able to sleep in a bed that didn’t have stained bedding, they were able to be well fed and well clothed.

For more information go to for more information about the Post WWII help that the LDS church supplied.

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My feelings about The Upstairs Room

This book made me better understand what happened to Jews and their feelings about WWII. They were afraid for their lives! All because of their religion. I was afraid for them whenever German soldiers were searching their house. When I read it, it sounded like a story that was fictional, but it was all true. This book made me cry, it made me on the edge of my seat, and it made me excited, all into one amazing book. I think this is a great book for lots of people to read, and you will, too.

Upstairs Room

The Upstairs Room is an autobiography about Annie de Leeuw’s life during WWII. She was a Jew, and she had to go into hiding or else she would be sent to a concentration camp. She went with her sister, Sini, to live in the attic of the Hannincks’ house. The Hannincks were Gentiles, people who weren’t Jews. When Mr. Hanninck is suspected by Nazi soldiers, Annie and her sister are sent to live in the Oostervelds’ home. They were also Gentiles. when the arrived, they met Johan, Dientje (Johan’s wife), and Opoe (Dientje’s mother). Annie and Sini lived in a room upstairs, and they stayed there for the remainder of 3 years, waiting until the war was over. They listened to the radio, waiting for the Allies to gain an advantage on Germany. After a while, they do. Canadian soldiers come in tanks and everyone celebrates that the war is finally over. Annie, Sini, and their father and older sister move back to their hometown, Winterswijk.

This book is good to read because you can learn about her personal experience during WWII. We should know that the things that happened at that time should never happen again.

K12

A lot of people have been asking me what my homeschool is like for me. Every day, I log on to school and look at my schedule (aka the list of subjects I have to do). Then I choose the different subjects that I want to do first. It shows lessons and sometimes I have to read from a textbook they supply us. Also, on certain days and times, I’ll have things called “Class Connect Sessions”. I’ll log in to it, and we’ll be at a live session with other students and teachers. For Math, my teacher is Mrs. Goodwin, for Reading I have Mrs. Robinette, for Science I have Mrs. Lankford, and so on. We learn a lesson and we have a Chat Box. It’s where we get to type something and post it. We can talk to each other and have discussions. We also get to click on emoticons that show confused when we don’t get what the teacher is saying, there’s speed up, slow down, and a smiley-face. And if we have a microphone, we can talk and say something when the teacher gives us permission. We read a paragraph, answer a question, or just chat with each other at the beginning of class. It’s very fun, and my favorite subject this year is Spanish. If you have any more questions about this online school, feel free to ask in the comment box below!  Keep up with my posts!

Labor Day!

As you all probably know, last weekend was Labor Day weekend. It was when in the early 1900s, American laborers took a stand for their poor working conditions. They faced long, grueling hours; summer’s heat and winter’s cold; and sometimes, the circumstances were even life threatening. Now, we don’t have working conditions like that, thank goodness!

There are many cool jobs and careers. 3 that I really want to do is being a teacher, be an author, and a Marine biologist/shark conservationist.

If you could name a few jobs that you’ve wanted to do, or just a cool job that not a lot of people may know about, go ahead and post it below on the comments section. Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend!

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