Normally, I would not discuss my charity efforts. I am going to make an exception for the purpose of endorsing something that I normally would not.
Over the weekend, I came across a family sitting below a tree outside the Target store that houses my pharmacy. 5 kids, all young. The father was holding a sign that read, "Lost job due to COVID Shutdown and can not pay rent".
From time to time, I have come across something similar, were a traveler runs out of money, and an entire family is stuck in the middle of Iowa. But, I have never been so directly confronted with the pain caused by an out-of-control government, hurting families in the name of helping us. The most terrifying 9 words in the English language are still, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help", all these years after Reagan warned us of them.
I drove to the bank, withdrew a sum of money that would make a difference in this family's life, and drove back.
I normally would never give money to someone who...
I am thankful for my Heavenly Father and for everything that he does for me. I am thankful for Jesus Christ, for his atonement and mercy. For His Gospel. For the scriptures, prayer, a living prophet.
I am thankful to live in this wonderful country with its inspired Constitution.
I am thankful that families can be together forever and for temples.
I am thankful for all you awesome people and for your kindness and friendship, even though we haven't met in person.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! #givethanks
A message from Dave.