News Release

Two Faith Groups Unite To Help Homeless

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Seekers Point, a Muslim group, work together for good

The Logan stake in Brisbane of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and Seekers Point, a local Muslim charitable and educational group, recently united to give assistance to those who are homeless.

The stake collected approximately 100kg of blankets and some sleeping bags which have now been distributed to local service organisations. The Church members were asked to give any used blankets they could spare, but many of them purchased new ones to donate.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Muslim Group, Seekers Point, combined to collect and  distribute blankets and sleeping bags to the homeless. © 2014 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.


Each night, approximately 26,000 people sleep rough in Queensland, so blankets are a significant gift to keep them warm.

President Lamositele of the Logan stake presented the blankets to Javed Iqbal, General Manager of Seekers Point in Brisbane.

Local Mormon director of public affairs, Michael Wroe said “The ‘Cover Me Blanket Drive’ was a good example of different faiths working together. The blanket drive certainly brought our own members closer as they worked on the project.” 

“The Church,” he continued, “has always been about serving others and when we had an opportunity to work with another faith group to help homeless people, we jumped at the opportunity.”

Mr Wroe said, “All religions really have the same end goal; to be of service to others wherever we can. In our Church, (helping others) is one of the ways we try, daily, to follow Jesus Christ.”

Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, encouraged Church members to love others in every condition of life when he said, “We cannot truly love God, if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey.”

President Monson feels that love is the very essence of the gospel and Jesus Christ is our exemplar.  Christ’s life was a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted, the sinner He saved. 

“Usually our love will be shown in our day to day interactions” he continued, “One with another.  All important will be our ability to recognise someone’s need and then respond.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is involved in humanitarian efforts in 182 countries.

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