“The Least of These”

When I read “‘The Least of These’” in the December 2000 A Liahona (Portuguese), I was touched by the project described in the article. I have a similar project, but I am trying to help improve the well-being of children—their self-worth and self-reliance—as Jesus Christ did in His ministry. Reading about the example of other people in A Liahona articles makes me feel even more motivated to help.

Cleodeth Sena Macedo, Paraíso Branch, Macapá Brazil Amapá District

Missionary Efforts Praised

I want to congratulate you for your church’s devotion to missionary efforts around the world. I had the wonderful opportunity to become friends with two missionaries in Carbonia, Italy. I was very impressed with their positive attitude, even though they were separated from their families.

I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I eagerly read the Liahona (Italian). I admire your prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley, and his counselors. The missionaries brought a cassette tape of your April 1999 general conference into our home, and I listened to the addresses with great interest.

The true Church promotes unity and acceptance of others. It teaches respect and kindness and love. The missionaries I met demonstrated these attributes.

Angela Bratu, A friend of the Church in Carbonia, Italy

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