Mormon Helping Hands, a relief organization organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) recently had a service project in Berlin Germany to help children who are suffering from cancer. The project was open for all those on the street who wanted to stop by and help with the service project.
The project included sewing and assembling small “Broviac” catheter bags, which deliver life-saving medicine into the child’s body. The portable nature of the catheter enables a child suffering from cancer to move about freely. One-thousand bags from the project will be donated to children’s hospitals.
Besides the active, ongoing service happening at the booth, there were posters, brochures and a continuous slide show depicting the many projects thousands of Mormon Helping Hands volunteers have accomplished across Europe. Their invitation: “Come Join Us and Make a Difference!”
Karlheinz Scherer, national director of public affairs for the Church in Germany, said, “What we want to show in Berlin is that the life of a gravely ill child can be eased with a little time and effort. The motive of Mormon Helping Hands is simple: We do it because we want to follow the example of Jesus Christ. We do it because we want to help. We do it because we are convinced that we can be happy if we do not only think about ourselves.”
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