Blessings of Charity for the Receiver

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“The building of hope and faith and even greater love between receiver and giver are inevitable results of true charity.”

Jean B. Bingham, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” October 2016 General Conference

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“The pure love of Christ is expressed as we give selfless service. Helping one another is a sanctifying experience which exalts the receiver and humbles the giver. It helps us become true disciples of Christ.”

Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Essence of Discipleship,” April 2011 General Conference

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“Service is the gospel of Jesus Christ in action, for service blesses both the giver and the receiver.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
We Are Instruments in the Hands of God,” October 2000 General Conference

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“Service is a key to being an effective instrument…Service softens and opens hearts, for it is truly the gospel in action.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
We Are Instruments in the Hands of God,” October 2000 General Conference

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“No act of kindness is ever wasted. You cannot do a kindness too soon. Acting kindly can change the giver and the receiver for good.”

Betty Jo N. Jepsen, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Kindness—A Part of God’s Plan,” October 1990 General Conference

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“Even after years of teaching and hearing lessons on serving others and accepting service, we found that to actually let someone help us was difficult to do. But, as we allowed them to help us, we soon found our hearts full of thanks for their thoughtfulness…The phrase ‘Call me if I can do anything’ took on new meaning. We learned that you will rarely take someone up on such an offer. Instead, we witnessed people who came by saying, ‘Is it the kitchen you want cleaned, or would you rather have me vacuum?’ Many were good examples to us as they not only thought of helpful things to do, but did them.”
 
JoAnn Randall, Relief Society sister
Finding Joy by Serving Others,” October 1981 General Conference
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“…We could truly answer our children’s questions. ‘Is it hard to give?’ Yes. It’s a sacrifice on someone’s part. ‘Is it difficult to receive?’ Yes. But we love those who serve us and those we may serve…promptings will come, encouraging us to do something good for someone.”
 
JoAnn Randall, Relief Society sister
Finding Joy by Serving Others,” October 1981 General Conference
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