For Little Friends

By Marissa Widdison


Where Does Tithing Go?

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    When we earn money, we pay 10 percent to the Lord. This is called tithing.

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    We give our tithing to the bishop or branch president or one of his counselors,

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    who then counts and records it with the help of a ward or branch clerk.

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    Then Church leaders in Salt Lake City, Utah, decide where the tithing is most needed.

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    It may be used to help build a new meetinghouse.

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    It could go toward building a new temple.

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    Or maybe your tithing will help publish materials for missionary work.

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    No matter how your tithing is spent, it helps with the Lord’s work on earth.

[photos] Photography by Christina Smith, posed by models

Peach Smoothie

1 cup evaporated milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup vanilla yogurt

2 fresh peaches, washed, peeled, and sliced

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, cover with a lid, and blend for one minute. (If you do not have a blender, use a hand or electric beater.)

Serves 2.

Shimmering Stones

To make these “precious stones,” you will need: newspaper, a disposable foil pie tin, water, a ruler, clear nail polish, and clean, dry, smooth stones.

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    Spread the newspaper over your work area.

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    Fill the pie tin with water 3/4″ (2 cm) deep.

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    Add just one drop of nail polish to the water. It will spread out over the water, forming a film.

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    Select one stone. Carefully hold the sides of the stone while rolling it slowly across the bottom of the pie tin.

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    Place the rock on the newspaper and let it dry completely before handling.

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    Ask a parent or another adult where to discard the leftover water. Repeat the previous steps to make another stone.

My Zoo

I’d like to have a monkey
And two white mice;
A roomful of elephants
Would be rather nice.
But while I am waiting
To capture some of these,
I have a little jar
Full of fresh green leaves.
There a cricket, a beetle,
And a small black bug
Will stay a day or two
All happy and snug!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Alvina Kwong