“Magnolia and Mia,” Friend, Mar. 2015, 14–15
I go to a ward where we speak Spanish. One day Mia came to my Primary class. She speaks only English. I wanted to help Mia feel welcome, so I decided to help her. I would be her interpreter!
My parents speak Spanish, so we went to the Spanish-speaking ward. I couldn’t understand what people were saying. Magnolia saw that I was frustrated. She moved over next to me and whispered English in my ear.
Tips from Mia and Magnolia
Is new at church or school, help her feel welcome.
Doesn’t go to church very much, invite him to go with you.
Is being bullied, stand up for her. Tell your teacher.
Seems lonely, invite him to join you.
Needs a friend, ask her to be your friend. With your parents’ permission, invite her over to play.
If you speak more than one language, offer to interpret.