A meeting between AMAR International chairman Baroness Emma Harriet Nicholson and Church leaders took place on July 22 in Salt Lake City.
In a tweet from AMAR International, the meeting took place between the charity’s chairman and President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency and the director of LDS Charities.
AMAR International, or the AMAR Foundation, is a charitable organization dedicated to helping rebuild lives in Iraq by providing individuals with essential services and economic opportunity.
According to their website, the foundation helps more than 600,000 people from remote and under-served areas in the country receive mobile health consultations, job skills training, clean water in schools and pyscho-social support.
The Church and the foundation have partnered for many projects through the years. Both organizations believe in utilizing practical solutions in helping individuals rebuild their lives.
Baroness Nicholson is a British politician, the president of IBBC London and the British Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
The Baroness shared a tweet about her experience, remarking that meeting President Nelson was a “pleasure and honour,” and that she wanted to personally thank him for the generosity of the Church.
AMAR International also called the meeting with Church leaders “a very special day,” and shared pictures from the occasion. The Church supports many of the efforts and AMAR projects in Iraq, which the foundation stated in their social media post.