Funstuf

By Hilary Hendricks


President Ezra Taft Benson Crossword

You can learn about President Ezra Taft Benson, the thirteenth President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the box below.

Crossword puzzle

basketball

Europe

Book of Mormon

farm

Boy Scouts

Kimball

Constitution

missionary

eleven

trombone

Across

  1. 3.

    When he was a boy, President Ezra Taft Benson played this sport well.

  2. 5.

    President Benson said all members of the Church should study the scriptures every day, especially the _____________________.

  3. 6.

    Ezra grew up on a _________, where he cared for the land and animals.

  4. 7.

    Soon after his call to be an Apostle, President Benson was sent to this continent to help people who were left poor, hungry, and homeless after World War II.

  5. 8.

    President Benson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the same day that this man was called. Because President _________________ was sustained first, he became President of the Church before President Benson.

  6. 9.

    The oldest of this many children, he had many responsibilities.

Down

  1. 1.

    When his father was called to be a __________________ in the Northern States, young Ezra became the “man of the house”—which meant extra chores.

  2. 2.

    He learned to play this brass instrument and the piano, too.

  3. 4.

    President Benson asked all Church members to support freedom in their countries. He especially praised the _____________________ of the United States, the famous writing that tells how the government of the United States should work.

  4. 5.

    President Benson earned his Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that this program for young men offers. He encouraged all young men to earn their Eagle Award from this program.

Answers:

Across—(3) basketball, (5) Book of Mormon, (6) farm, (7) Europe, (8) Kimball, (9) eleven. Down—(1) missionary, (2) trombone, (4) Constitution, (5) Boy Scouts.

Women in the Scriptures

Find these twelve women from the scriptures by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. All the names have at least one letter that is not part of any other word, so it’s important to find the longest names first.

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T

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B

A

S

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A

C

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B

D

F

G

N

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A

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H

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K

M

D

N

N

P

S

A

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A

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J

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A

M

A

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H

A

A

O

A

Q

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W

Y

A

B

D

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H

G

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K

E

A

F

B

H

C

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A

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Q

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Anna

Esther

Jochebed

Rachel

Deborah

Eve

Martha

Ruth

Elisabeth

Hannah

Mary

Sarah

Heartful of Love

Which of these hearts holds the most love?

Hearts

Answer:

The largest heart, because it holds all of the smaller ones.