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By Hilary Hendricks


President Spencer W. Kimball Crossword

You can learn about President Spencer W. Kimball, the twelfth President of the Church, by doing this crossword puzzle. Read the clues, then fill in the puzzle by choosing the correct answer from the words below.

Crossword puzzle

Bible

memorized

parties

small

journals

missionary

priesthood

throat

lengthen

 

shoes

 

Across

  1. 2.

    While young Spencer W. Kimball pumped water and milked cows, he ________________ the Articles of Faith and the words of hymns.

  2. 4.

    One of his favorite sayings was “___________ your stride.” That meant that Church members needed to work harder to do missionary work and keep the commandments.

  3. 6.

    President Kimball asked members to write in these so that others could read about their lives.

  4. 7.

    Young Spencer was a favorite at these neighborhood events, partly because he kept people laughing and partly because he could play the piano.

  5. 8.

    Although he was always __________, like his mother, he was good at sports—especially basketball, volleyball, and snowshoeing.

  6. 9.

    President Kimball said, “My life is like my __________, to be worn out in service.”

Down

  1. 1.

    When Susa Young Gates, a daughter of President Brigham Young, challenged people in Spencer’s stake to read this book all the way through, fourteen-year-old Spencer decided that he would. It took him a year, but he finished it!

  2. 2.

    President Kimball felt that every member should do this kind of work, and that each worthy young man should be a full-time __________.

  3. 3.

    After having surgery for cancer in his _______, Elder Kimball spoke in a whispery, scratchy voice.

  4. 5.

    People everywhere were very happy when Heavenly Father told him that all worthy men should be able to hold the ____________, no matter what their race or color.

Answers:

Across—(2) memorized, (4) lengthen, (6) journals, (7) parties, (8) small, (9) shoes. Down—(1) Bible, (2) missionary, (3) throat, (5) priesthood.

Jesus Christ Will Come Again

The Second Coming of the Savior will be a time of happiness, peace, and love for those who keep His commandments. To find out what Jesus Christ told His disciples about His Second Coming, write the answer to each multiplication problem next to its letter. Then place that letter on each blank in the code that has that number below it.

6x3 ___ A

6x6 ___ G

8x7 ___ M

6x8 ___ T

5x7 ___ B

9x9 ___ H

6x5 ___ N

9x8 ___ U

4x4 ___ D

7x4 ___ I

9x5 ___ O

7x3 ___ V

7x6 ___ E

5x8 ___ K

7x9 ___ R

8x4 ___ W

3x9 ___ F

3x4 ___ L

4x5 ___ S

6x9 ___ Y

“___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 35 72 48 45 27 48 81 18 48 16 18 54

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 18 30 16 81 45 72 63 40 30 45 32 42 48 81

___ ___ ___ ___ ___, ___ ___, ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 30 45 56 18 30 30 45 30 45 48 48 81 42

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, 18 30 36 42 12 20 45 27 81 42 18 21 42 30

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.” 35 72 48 56 54 27 18 48 81 42 63 45 30 12 54

Answers:

[photo] Christus sculpture by Aldo Rebechi

A=18, B=35, D=16, E=42, F=27, G=36, H=81, I=28, K=40, L=12, M=56, N=30, O=45, R=63, S=20, T=48, U=72, V=21, W=32, Y=54. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matt. 24:36).

Itty-Bitty Animal Names

Find nineteen animals with itty-bitty three-letter names by cutting out the four strips and gluing them onto heavy paper. Cut the six slits in strip 1. Thread Strip 2 through the top two slits so that a letter appears in the window. Thread Strip 3 through the middle two slits, and Strip 4 through the bottom two slits. Move the strips back and forth and see how many animals you can find by reading vertically.

Answers:

ape, auk, bat, bee, boa, bug, cat, cow, doe, dog, elk, ewe, fly, fox, pig, ram, rat, ray, sow.