LDS President Nelson meets with wildfire victims

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CHICO, Calif. (ABC4 News) – Just two days after the death of his daughter, Wendy Nelson Maxfield, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared words of “hope” with people in California who lost everything in one of the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.

“We mourn the loss of our second daughter of course… a father can’t have that without feeling a deep sense of grief. And yet, there’s nothing we’d rather do than try to be of help to others,” said President Nelson.

In all, the Camp Fire killed at least 86 people and displaced nearly 1,400 Latter-day Saints, the Church said.

President Russell M. Nelson spoke at a special conference in Chico, Calif. Sunday. At the event, he talked about the loss of life, loss of homes, and jobs. Nelson told everyone there to know, that fellow church members care and love for them. 

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