When Kim moved into our ward, the young women welcomed her with open arms and service. Kim has been blind since early childhood, so each of us takes a turn to lead the way to her seat during Young Women class. There is a lot of love and service to give, but not just for Kim. We need Kim as much as Kim needs us.
A few of us have earned our Young Womanhood Recognition medallion and are working on earning the Honor Bee with 40 hours of service. As part of that, we are mentoring Kim and helping her with her Personal Progress. Every month we each sign up for a time to visit Kim. Together we look up scriptures, conference talks, and For the Strength of Youth standards. We also discuss gospel principles taught in Personal Progress.
We have become closer to Kim by helping her. She is such a joy to have around, and she’s always making us laugh. Even though she is blind, we know she is a young woman with hopes and dreams, and she is a precious daughter of God.
It is important to serve others, because “when [we] are in the service of [our] fellow beings [we] are only in the service of [our] God” (Mosiah 2:17). Not only does service help others, but it brings us true happiness. Heavenly Father has given us so much, and service is one of the ways we can show our gratitude.