News Release

Church Leaders and Members Join in Sorrow and Prayers

Elder Michel J. Carter, a national leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has issued the following statement:

We express our deep sorrow at the senseless shooting of at least 22 fellow citizens in Portapique, Nova Scotia, and its surrounding areas. Our hearts grieve with the families, friends and communities affected and suffering from this tragedy.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that we must “bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; yea, and [be] willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:8–9).

Joel Glanfield, stake president over 14 congregations of the Church in Nova Scotia, extended these condolences: “We mourn with the people of Portapique and the surrounding communities, where many of our members reside. We offer prayers on their behalf for both comfort and healing of broken hearts.”

May we all strive to reach out in love and kindness to our brothers and sisters.

Michel J. Carter

Area Seventy North America Northeast

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