Thursday, June 25, 2015

Children are our best hope in the future

"My plea is - if we want joy in our hearts, if we want the Spirit of the Lord in our lives, let us forget ourselves and reach out.  Let us put in the background our own personal, selfish interests and reach out in service to others." 
President Gordon B Hinckley
Vila, Janine, Paulette, Patti, Carol and Lynn working on felt cut-outs.
 On Monday, June 8th we met at Carolyn's home to work on gifts for the Festival of Trees Gift Boutique.
Carolyn and Rae Lee work on the background boards for the story.
 Carolyn's sister, Jeanne has revised and retold an old Christmas legend of Santa teaching the children the true meaning of Christmas in a lovely story book that is illustrated by Amy Hintze.
The story boards
 We worked on the story boards that will be sold with the books at the Boutique at the Festival of Trees in November.
Carol, Lynn, Vila, Janine, Paulette and Patti working on felt cut-outs for the story boards.

The story board with Teach the Children story book revised and retold by Jeanne Anderson and illustrated by Amy Hintze

Lunch time
 We had a lovely potluck lunch and celebrated Sandy's birthday.  Thank you to everyone for a lovely day of service!
Carol, Paulette, Rae Lee and Carolyn 

We collected baby clothing for the Utah Chapter of Newborns in Need.  This Utah chapter is headquartered in Price, Utah, and serves the Justice Center, Health Department, 8 major hospitals, wherever there is a need.  They provide clothing  and blankets for newborn infants. Find out more about Newborns in Need by clicking on the link above.

Sewing Seeds of Goodness

"To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves.  No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man.  Service to others is akin to duty, the fulfillment of which brings true joy." President Thomas S Monson

Lynn, Vila, Barbara and Carolyn busily sewing 
 On Monday, May 4th we met at Sandy's home to sew cloth diapers that will be sent overseas for mothers to use for their babies.  We were able to complete over 200 diapers.
Rae Lee and Paula working on shapes and diapers

We were able to sew over  200 diapers in one day!

We collected five boxes of  items for Military Appreciation Month
We collected books, cds, music, toiletry items, movies, etc for Military Appreciation Month.  These items will be sent to various military posts around the world.  

Several more boxes for Spark of Hope Foundation

The Spirit of Hope Foundation is collecting white clothing for the Saints in the new Tijuana Temple District.