Our Next 10 Club Meeting!

Come join us on Saturday MAY 30th at 3 pm! We will be putting together meals in a bag for the homeless along with "shoe box kits" for the students at the Blind and Deaf School in Salt Lake. Bring a friend, bring your $10.00 and plan on having some fun!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I found this blog while I was looking for more service ideas that we could do and it really touched me. It was written by a Sister Missionary serving a Humanitarian mission in Ukraine.

Dear Friends,
People always ask "How can I help you? What can we send? My answer to you who are members of the church is attend your Stake Humanitarian Workdays. The above picture is an Orphanage Module that is shipped over in the LDS containers I have previously mentioned. This is where the quilts, wall hangings, newborn kits, baby blankets, handmade dolls and toys go that are made in those meetings. The Hygiene Kits and School Kits are also sent in the containers. One of the first ladies I met here who represented a charity that is from a very poor community pulled out a "School Bag" that she distributed the last time they received help from us. I can't tell you how exciting it was to see those bags go from our Relief Society to Welfare Square and end up here in Ukraine. I see your faces sitting over your sewing machines at home making these beautiful quilts and school kits that are so cherished by these children. One Sister missionary told me the first time she took Hygiene Kits to an orphanage one little girl just clung to it. She didn't even want to open it. She just held it close to her chest. The first time I went to an orphanage I spoke with a little girl who was clinging to a very old raggedy barbie doll with no clothes and a little broken comb and empty perfume bottle. Your handmade gifts are so very special and greatly appreciated. My dear friends, the blankets or school bags, or hygiene kits that you make may not come to Ukraine but I promise you the Humanitarian dept will send it to a country where some little girl or boy will cherish it and feel the Saviors love through your act of service. I want you to know that we are distributing these items all over Ukraine and I am so proud to be able to say "they come from the LDS families all over the world". We also tell them that the money we use to purchase other items they request is money that comes from LDS families all over the world. This money comes directly from your donations. Some of you may not be able to attend meetings or sew at home but you can help another way; you can donate to the Humanitarian Fund on your tithing slip. I am so grateful to be able to be here in Ukraine bringing the love of the Savior to these people. I love this work

I loved reading her blog! The service done for the Humanitarian center really does make a difference to people even though we don't get to see where it goes when we return it to the Humanitarian center. It doesn't look like this blog has been updated this year at all but I encourage you to look at it (http://peaceablewalkldshsp.blogspot.com/). She also talks about some orphanages in Ukraine. It is really touching and makes me so thankful for what I have, and even more excited to give my time and anything else I can give to help those who have less than I do.