Sept. Visiting Teaching help: Nurturing the rising generation

by | Aug. 31, 2010

Lesson Helps

Each month, the Church News publishes a message to complement the Relief Society visiting teaching message found in the Ensign magazine. The article on this page is based on the Sept. 2010 theme, "Our Responsibility to Nurture the Rising Generation."

When leaders of the Springville Utah Hobble Creek West Stake Young Women presidency began to make preparations for girls camp this past summer, one of their main concerns was what to do for a service project. The leaders felt that they wanted to do something that would not only give service but would give the participants an opportunity to learn as they gave of themselves.

In their search, they came across an organization that collects crocheted hats for victims of the earthquake that occurred in Haiti last January. Although the leaders felt great about the project, they realized they needed help.

"How do you teach 200 young women how to crochet?" said Teresa Walker, first counselor in the stake Young Women presidency. "Most of the girls had never had any experience; they had no idea how to even hold the yarn or the needle. The leaders had to learn, too."

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