What is the "Temple Patron Assistance Fund?"
"As the population of the Church continues to expand in the world, there are more and more dedicated saints who live in remote and impoverished locales and lack the means to attend a temple even once in their lifetimes. Therefore, the Church has established the General Temple Patron Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to those who otherwise could not afford the travel expenses associated with attending a temple and participating in the sacred blessings available only in the House of the Lord." (LDS Philanthropies website) For more information on how to Donate, please visit the LDSPhilanthropies.org today.
PERSONAL STORIES about the Temple Patron Assistance Fund
"We were recently guests in the House of the Lord to witness the sealing of an amazing family from Kenya. Speaking no English and shrouded in poverty, they arrived with joyous anticipation of being eternally united with their patriarch. The father of this family of six bright and beautiful children was viciously attacked and bled to death because of the absence of medical care in their village. It was heartrending to see their extreme need and absence of even a change of clothing. Some of their tiny black feet wore adult-sized plastic slippers that had been borrowed for the occasion. Read the rest of this great story here…
How can I help?
Join us for the rest of 2015 and "Take the Quarter Challenge" and "save" your coins to donate to the "Temple Patron Assistance Fund." Here's a brief explanation about the "Temple Family History Bank…"
Download the temple bank tag below, print it on card-stock, laminate and attach it to a tin can.
Each time you complete one of the quarter challenges, add a quarter, dime, nickel or penny to your "Family History Temple Bank." For example, each time you add a story or picture of someone, index a record, attach a document or find a name, add a coin to your bank. At the end of the year, take the money you saved in your "Family History Temple Bank" and donate it to the "Temple Patron Assistance Fund". Not only have you blessed your ancestors by redeeming the dead, but you now can bless the thousands of "cousins" that you have around the world by giving them the opportunity to go to the temple for the first time to have their families sealed together forever! Will you join us?