Sunday, December 7, 2014

Synergy of Service

“It’s the synergy, the synergy between service before self. And the responding gratitude, the expressed gratitude that comes back. Service before self, gratitude and attitude.Service is something we all can do, even in small ways, even in the worst of times.. . from little things big things can happen.” ~ Gail Halvorson, the Candy Bomber 

Carol, Barbara, Lynn and Carolyn stuffing soldier Christmas stockings
 On November 3rd, we met at Lynn's home to stuff our Socks for Soldiers. We also filled stockings with pet treats that will be taken up to the Boutique at the Festival of Trees in December.
Patti, Barbara and Carol
 The Socks for Soldiers are shipped to men and women serving in the military over seas around the world by the American Fork Humanitarian Services Center (for more information see the information below.
Vila with the dog treat stockings
 The stockings for pets are filled with pet treats and chew toys and have a fun little tag saying "from Santa Paws."  These are a popular item at the Festival of Trees boutique.
Patti, Carol, Barbara

Kathy, Carol, Vila, Patti, Lynn, Carolyn and Barbara with soldier stockings

Sandy, Carol, Vila, Patti, Lynn, Carolyn and Barbara with soldier stockings

For 25 years now, Rose Ann Gunther has been directing Humanitarian efforts at the American Fork East Stake Center.  This is part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's Humanitarian efforts world wide, but held locally.  Should the sisters in your ward have time to spare, this is a service they can just go and do, any Wednesday, without any preparation or cost on their part. Also, Sister Gunther will check out materials for projects that your sisters can complete in your wardand bring them back finished.  
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Directions to  the AF East Stake Center: 825 E. 500 N.
-Go south on 4800 West in Highland
-Turn right on 900 East (American Fork), just before you get to the Timpanogos Temple.  
-Go down 900 East to 500 North.  
-Turn right on 500 North.  The orange brick church is straight ahead.  Enter through the back doors.

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