What Are Fast Offerings?

Verily, this is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer (D&C 59:14).
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    Fast Sunday is on the first Sunday of each month. It is a special day to humble ourselves before the Lord by fasting, praying, and attending fast and testimony meeting.

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    On fast Sunday, members of the Church do not eat or drink for two meals. Children may be encouraged to fast when they are old enough.

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    Members donate the money they would have spent on food for the two meals to help the needy. This money is called a fast offering.

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    Members can give fast offerings to one of the bishopric or branch presidency members. The bishop or branch president uses the money to help those in need in his ward or branch.

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    Fast offerings may be used to help feed the hungry.

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    Fast offerings might be used to care for the sick.

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    In each way a fast offering is used, it helps take care of Heavenly Father’s children.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill

Who Is Hiding?

To find who is hiding, start at the arrow and fill in all the spaces between the lines with a pencil. Do not cross any lines. Color the creature.

My skin is green.
To talk I croak.
On land I hop;
In ponds I soak.

For My Dad

Coloring activity(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Elise Black

Each morning when I hear your voice,
My face is full of smiles.
For you are just the greatest man
There is for miles and miles!
You know that I look up to you,
For I am very small.
I love the games you play with me,
We always have a ball.
At night you tuck me into bed
And make me feel so loved.
It’s neat that I was sent to you
From Father up above.
I made this special gift for you
So you would look so smart.
It may not be of shining silk,
But it’s a work of art!
So wear this tie on Father’s Day,
And you will make me glad.
I want to say I love you,
’Cause you’re the greatest dad!
Love, ________

Instructions: Color the tie and sign your name. Carefully remove this page from the magazine and mount it on heavy paper. Cut out the tie and punch a hole near the top where indicated. Then give it to your dad with a big hug.

Note: If you do not wish to remove pages from the magazine, this activity may be copied, traced, or printed from the Internet at www.lds.org. Click on Gospel Library.