News Release

Nuneaton Locals give a Helping Hand

35 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Nuneaton congregation gathered together at Riversley Park in Nuneaton for a few hours of litter picking.   Wearing bright yellow protective tabards and with pickers, gloves and bags provided by the council, they were seen around the park and in various parts of the town centre.  In two hours they managed to collect more than 40 bags of rubbish, one of the women found a set of dentures in the bushes, which was a big surprise to her!

Bishop Matthew Grant, the local leader of the congregation commented, “The life of Jesus Christ was a perfect example of serving and His example teaches us that we should be active in doing good, in helping out in the community and in serving those around us. As we strive to follow Jesus Christ our desire to serve others increases, opportunities to contribute to the community where we live will improve the lives of those around us in addition to our own.  As a congregation, we feel more unified as we serve together and we experience joy as we give help to our friends and neighbours”

Service to others is an important characteristic of the followers of Jesus Christ. ‘Mormon Helping Hands’ provides organized opportunities for Church members to give their time and talents to help those in need. It also gives members the opportunity to beautify local streets, parks, schools, and recreational areas and to serve in other ways, showing that the Church is a friend to the community.

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