Makaria Reynolds and Karina Wohlgemuth of Amman, Jordan, made 37 teddy bears for a Laurel project. The bears will be given to children at a local boarding school for orphans.
Paul Schulte is the kind of guy anyone would want on their team: kind, unassuming, talented. And Paul loves basketball. That love didn’t diminish when he was in a serious car accident several years ago. In fact, playing from a wheelchair doesn’t seem to have slowed Paul down at all.
Paul was selected as the youngest member of the USA Wheelchair Basketball Team to play at the Gold Cup games in Sydney, Australia. A freshman at the University of Texas at Arlington, Paul is active in the institute of religion program and in his ward.
Tricks and Treats
Halloween is just around the corner. Can’t think of a fun way to celebrate? Take a cue from these young women in Palm Bay, Florida. They dressed in costume and went out into their neighborhoods, but instead of begging for treats, they gave them out to families in their ward and friends they hadn’t seen at church in a while.
It was a “tricky” way to renew old friendships.
Mutual to the Rescue
This Mutual activity in the Torcy Ward, Paris France East Stake, was a total knockout. Of course there was no fighting or actual injury involved. The youth were only simulating injuries so they could learn about different first-aid techniques.
Building anything in Alaska in the winter can prove quite a challenge, and constructing a temple is no exception. When work on the Anchorage Temple had to be delayed because of the weather, the youth in the area decided to give themselves a preview of what having a temple in their city would be like.
So they built a scale replica of the temple out of snow bricks, complete with an Angel Moroni statue on top. With a little help from the temple’s architect, who gave a youth fireside prior to the project, they came up with a pretty good likeness. The snow replica is about one-fifth the size of the real thing, which the youth can hardly wait to see.