During the Saturday morning session of the General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency, urged members of the Church to diligently pay their fast offerings in order to help children of the Lord who are in need.
“When we offer succor to anyone, the Savior feels it as if we reached out to succor Him,” Eyring said.
Eyring said fast offerings are important because there are more hungry, homeless and lonely children of Heavenly Father than we can reach.
He said the numbers grow ever farther from our reach, and members can help by paying fast offerings.
“In the Church today we are offered the opportunity to fast once a month and give generous fast offerings through our bishop or branch president for the benefit of the poor and the needy,” Eyring said.
Eyring spoke about how President Kimball called failing to follow [the law of fasting] a sign of omission with a heavy cost.
“To omit to do this righteous act of fasting would deprive us of these blessings,” Eyring said.