News Release

Church’s Cash Donation Assists Salvation Army Chuuk

The Church makes cash donation to assist with Christmas aid to less fortunate

Nestled in the jungle amidst palm and banana trees is found the Salvation Army Chuuk Corps Community Worship Center. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a cash donation to the Salvation Army Chuuk Corps on November 9, 2022, to assist with their ministry during the Christmas holiday. 

Senior missionary couple Elder and Sister Green, living in Chuuk, located the Salvation Army Chuuk Corps in Weno, Chuuk, and paid them a visit, meeting Lt. Colonel Leopoldo and Lt. Colonel Evelyn Posadas who direct the affairs of this Salvation Army Corps.

Evelyn told how she sews cloth face masks to fund-raise for their center and how they donate Christmas Baskets during the month of December for the Christmas holiday. Leopoldo shared how they minister aid to the Chuuk State Hospital, the local prison, and those in the community by offering aid from their Community Center. They expressed how they receive some cash donations and how much it helps with their ministry.

Asia North Area Leaders of the Church John A. McCune with wife Debbra, William H.K. Davis with wife Wanda, Chuuk Namoneas District President Rodolfo Gacayan, and Micronesia Guam Mission President Masaru Okuda with wife Megumi, came to visit Chuuk for a Church Conference. They took time from their busy schedule to present a cash donation by check to the Posadas at their Community Worship Center.

The Church, having partnered with the Salvation Army Guam Corps many times in the past, is happy to support the Chuuk Corps in their ministry.

In response to the donation Evelyn states, “We, The Salvation Army, express our gratitude of your financial support to help others in the community. Through this donation, we can continue doing the most good for God and for our fellowmen. Somehow, you found us. We rejoice with you for God's goodness in our lives while the joy in our hearts overflow with thankfulness.”

The Church believes in the two great commandments. The first is to love the lord they God. The second is to love thy neighbor as thyself. Church members not only offer tithes but also offerings, making this donation possible. One hundred percent of this donation goes to aid those in need this Christmas holiday season and will bless the lives of some of the less fortunate in the community.  

The Salvation Army cannot successfully help others without generous donations. We feel this is a good partnership, where we can support what they do best.

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