Illustrations by Thomas S. Child
I Love to See the Temple
If you turn to pages 20–21, you’ll meet Camille from New York City. Did you know that a nickname for New York City is the “Big Apple”? And guess what—there’s a temple right in the middle of it! The Manhattan New York Temple is near other famous buildings downtown, such as an opera house and a music school. The temple takes up four floors, and the other floors of the building are mostly used for church meetings and offices. That means that some people in New York go to church downstairs from the temple each Sunday!
Do you have a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, or grandparent serving a mission? Or maybe someone from your ward or stake is on a mission right now. They would love to get a letter from you! The next time you write a letter, try decorating the edges of your paper with pictures and designs to make special stationery. Here are some symbols to trace to make a fun border, or color ones of your own.
A Sunshine Sun Sign
What’s the weather like right now where you live? In countries in the northern hemisphere, like Canada, the weather is getting colder. But in countries in the southern hemisphere, like Australia, the weather is warming up! Whether it feels like spring or autumn outside, you can brighten someone’s day by making this sunshine sun sign.
What you need:
a paper plate
yellow construction paper
markers of different colors
glue or tape
What to do:
Color the plate yellow to look like the center of the sun.
Cut the yellow construction paper into pointed strips. On each strip, write something you love about the person you’re giving the sun sign to.
Glue or tape the strips around the outside of the paper plate so they look like sunbeams.
Give your sun sign to someone you love!
Ask Yourself …
How can I help my school or neighborhood become a better place today?
Jesus was a good friend and family member. Even when things were hard for Him, He remembered to take care of the people He loved. Before He died, He told one of His disciples to take care of His mother (see John 19:26–27). He also taught His disciples about the Holy Ghost and promised them peace. He said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
This Month’s Challenges:
Challenge 1: Look for chances to show others that you love them, even if you’re busy or grumpy.
Challenge 2: When your friends and family members make a mistake, say kind things instead of making them feel bad.
Challenge 3: If you see someone being mean to someone else, stick up for the person being picked on.