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#LIGHTtheWORLD: Day 16 in the Pacific

The “Light the World” Christmas initiative theme for 16 December was “Jesus showed compassion and so can you”

Mormon members gathered rice to donate to new residents fleeing from war and terror. Donations were received by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Jesuit Refugee Service, and the House of Welcome, who offer support to families in the area.

“These generous practical donations serve to demonstrate to the asylum seekers that come to our centre that there are people in the local community who care about their well-being,” Asylum Seeker Resource Centre chief executive Frances Rush said.

Joanne Millington from House of Welcome said the organisation has so many families coming every week that their food bank is always running low. 

“This donation makes a big impact for so many people in need,” she said.



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