“The source of crafts and arts is the power of reflection Make ye every effort that out of this ideal mine there may gleam forth such pearls of wisdom and utterance as will promote the well-being and harmony of all the kindreds of the earth.”
Today we made objects out of clay. We made a bowl, some decorations, a mountain and a bird. It was very fun:)
In this lesson we talked about our cake sale. We drew pictures of moments when we felt hope or confirmation. Here are some of our thoughts and our experiences:
A moment where I felt hope and confirmation was when people turned up to buy cakes and there was a lot of conversation. There were a lot of people I had never seen before but I talked to many of them. From this experience I have learnt to talk to more people in the future because then I can make a lot of friends!
A moment when I felt hope was before the actual cake sale. We were trying to tell as many people in the community about it as we could, so we went around our streets knocking on doors and telling people what we were doing it for and giving them lots of information. Lots and lots of people said they would definitely come or help out. That was really nice because I didn’t think that many people would be interested,people seemed like they genuinely wanted to come.. they also asked a lot of things about the junior youth group and stuff. it was nice to know that so many people – some we didn’t even know- really wanted to help out and support us. :))
Doing this service project really motivated me to serve in every way I can, I think it also helped me to notice that God really does confirm us when we try our best. The picture I made in the lesson today expresses how when we were baking our cakes, we really tried our best to make them taste and look amazing- i don’t think anyone expected so many people to come:) when everyone turned up, i felt confirmed:D
Striving for excellence
Please check out our short animation on the the theme of Transformation. We hope you like it!
Today we watched a film about the Kenmore Junior Youth Group in Australia. We could really relate to what they were saying. We like how it was filmed and loved their service project, which helped to educate the community about how to stop littering. So we would like to share it with you.
Heres the original link: https://vimeo.com/44458224
Before christmas we did another service project. :D First we asked people around our community if they needed help with anything, we got a few responses from people, who were happy for us to help them. One response was from a friend who asked us to help with an elderly neighbour. We helped her wrap up all her Christmas presents for her children and grandchildren. She was so welcoming and kind to us and it was great to be given this opportunity for service.