Photographs of conference desk by John Luke
Comfy Conference Desk
General conference is October 5th and 6th. You can make a lap desk to use while taking notes or drawing pictures of your favorite conference moments. Be sure to ask a parent for help.
You will need:
One regular or legal-size clipboard, tacky or bonding craft glue, a small pillow (about the size of your clipboard), yarn or ribbon, and a pen or pencil.
What to do:
Cover the bottom of the clipboard with glue, leaving a 1-inch (2.5-cm) margin around the edges (see example).
Lay the clipboard glue-side down onto the pillow and put heavy books on the clipboard to help the glue set.
Tie one end of the yarn to the metal ring or clip at the top of your clipboard and the other end around your pen or pencil.
When the glue dries, you’re ready to write or draw!
I Love to See the Temple
Have you met Emeri yet? On pages 18–19 she tells about life in Australia. Use the table of contents at the front of this magazine to solve the puzzle below and discover how many temples there are in the “land down under.”
What is the page number of this month’s Matt and Mandy cartoon?
Take that number and subtract the page number of this month’s “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.”
(Check your answer on page 48!)
My dad coaches a high school baseball team. I am the batboy. I travel with the team on their baseball trips. Sometimes when our team players struck out or didn’t play well, they would swear. This made me feel bad inside. I told them not to swear. They stopped swearing. Even though I am young, I was able to be an example to others who are big. I know this makes my Savior happy.
Toby S., age 8, Utah, USA
Ask Yourself …
How can I be a good sport while playing with others?
Jesus Christ said, “In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19).
Jesus was never impatient with those who didn’t understand His teachings. Instead, He loved them and helped them learn. For example, the Nephites didn’t understand His teachings all at once, so Jesus visited them several times. Instead of being angry or frustrated, He said: “Prepare your minds for the morrow, and I come unto you again” (3 Nephi 17:3).
This Month’s Challenges:
Challenge 1: When you notice someone patiently helping you, say thank you.
Challenge 2: The next time you start to feel impatient with someone, pray for help to act how Jesus would act.
Challenge 3: Be patient with yourself the next time you make a mistake while trying to learn something new.