Thursday, January 5, 2012

Serving in Simple Ways

submitted by Susan Maughan- Stake Humanitarian Leader
The following is a quote from a great article, "Scatter Sunshine", Ensign, Oct. 2008. It gives great ideas from people all over the world about how to serve in your community. The following is just one idea. 

"Sometimes service can be done in quiet and simple ways. My friend purchases unstained baby blankets at yard sales, washes them, and donates them to charity. Another friend gives the extra items from her buy-one-get-one-free coupons to the sisters on her visiting teaching route or to families with children. Another sister has gorgeous rose bushes and shares a vase of them with the sisters in the ward during the summer. A young woman in high school started a knitting club with some of her friends. They made leprosy bandages to send to third-world countries. Some dads coach their children’s sporting activities; not only do they spend time with their children, but they also support the community."
You don’t have to do something big for service to count. After all, it’s “by small and simple things [that] great things [are] brought to pass” (Alma 37:6).

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