The October 2011 edition of The World Report, a semiannual report of news events around the world pertaining to the Church, was released yesterday. It includes reports on two topics that we have covered on Elliot's blog, the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It's good to see missionaries featured in both videos. With introductions from the website, here are the videos.
Church Provides Relief to Devastated Joplin, Missouri: A string of tornadoes swept through the Midwest on 22 May 2011. Local leaders organized relief groups and hundreds of volunteers to help with cleanup.
Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to help in the effort to rebuild Japan since March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. One recent effort includes the donation of a new industrial-size ice maker to fishermen in a small village near Sendai.