Some prisons are literal, physical institutions, but other “prisons” include physical and mental afflictions, and addictions. Reach out to those who are feeling trapped and let them know they’re not alone.
Do you know someone who’s been affected by addiction?
Reach out to the person and offer your support and love.
Do you have an incarcerated family member or friend?
Pay the person a visit, and offer love and encouragement.
Have you seen how an illness or depression can trap a loved one?
Reach out and go for a walk or have a nice chat with the person.
Thomas S. Monson April 1991 'A Royal Priesthood'
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Let me share with you a little more detail concerning some of the projects and the people who have been blessed through your generosity.
In the fertile lowlands of eastern Guatemala, near the city of San Esteban, the Church and the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute are helping poor rural farm families to increase agricultural production. By teaching techniques for improved soil preparation, fertilization, and irrigation, small farms achieve balanced cropping that provides better nutrition for families and additional feed for livestock.
At the outset, 160 families benefited from this instruction and assistance. Within a short time, the number of families will reach 400. As knowledge and skills are imparted among neighbors, many thousands stand to benefit.
Released from the confinement of poverty and want, they will then be better able to receive the spiritual gifts He holds in store for them. We, by our efforts to assist them, will better understand His words, “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Matthew. 25:36