Promises for Caring for the Poor / Needy:


   Lord's Promise To You       What you must do              Reference
1.  The Lord will deliver you in the time of trouble. 
2.  Happiness. 
3.  Treasure in heaven.
                Care for the poor. Russell M. Nelson, April 1986 General Conference "In the Lord's Own Way".
Psalms 41:1
Proverbs 14:21
Matthew 19:21
Luke 18:22
4.  Remission of your sins from day to day. Helping the poor, both temporally and spiritually. L. Tom Perry, April 1986 Conference "The Law of the Fast".
Mosiah 18:4-26
Mosiah 18:8-9

5.  To those who suffer aloneness and a
     feeling of uselessness:  We promise
     that, in some measure, you will be healed of the loss of loved ones or  the dread of being alone.

Step outside ourselves by helping others who are truly needy.  Improve someone else's circumstances. President Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, Sept. 30, 1989 "To the Elderly of the Church".

 

6.  God will provide for you.

Give freely of your substance to others. Alexander Morrison, BYU Dev. March 14, 2000 (telling of Brigham Young teaching this principle)

 

."And we, too, will be blessed and protected from apostasy by so doing."

Help the poor and needy, now, and wherever they are.

Russell M. Nelson, April 1986 General Conference "In the Lord's Own Way".