What’s On Your To Do List Today?

What’s On Your To Do List Today?

By Kaitlyn Sometimes, the most important things we do each day are never on our “to-do” lists. We might worry about the things that never get done, but past prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley reminded us, “You never know how much good you do.” I, like most of us, enjoy recognition for my work. But I have learned that the Lord will bless us for our efforts whether our others recognize what we have done or not. The service that counts most is usually recognized by God…Read more …
Changed

Changed

By Rachel In June, I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Bolivia for a humanitarian trip.  There were 16 youth in our group and three leaders. We stayed for three weeks with only two, two-minute emails home and no other communication with our family or the world. It was pretty much a mini mission. Our main focus was to serve the people in a small village.  We began work on a daycare.  Many mothers in the town must work and they have very few options for childcare.  Our goal was to give them…Read more …
The Only Language You Need to Speak

The Only Language You Need to Speak

By Whitney I had the opportunity to spend 2 1/2 weeks in the Dominican Republic last month. It was amazing. I fell in love with the people there. The people there were so kind, loving and humble. Even though we spoke different languages, the Spirit was the same. We didn't let language ever become a big barrier for us. We talked, laughed and became great friends. When I got home I was thinking about this and came across a talk from President Uchtdorf: He said, “Have you ever wondered what language we all spoke…Read more …
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

By Guest blogger Spencer Wood This summer I went to the Dominican Republic for a humanitarian trip. During our travels our HEFY group went on a catamaran tour and visited some incredible places. Near the end, our tour guides, who didn't speak any English, turned on music and taught us to dance. Although we could not understand each other, we had a blast and made some new friends. Music impacts everyone and allows us to connect with others. It allows us to be creative and express ourselves. Music is very important to my family and me. There…Read more …
Land of the Free

Land of the Free

By Ben This Fourth of July I spent some time pondering the greatness of the United States of America. My mom is a Japanese citizen and she has decided she wants to become an American citizen.  As I watch her study hard for the citizenship test, I'm seeing with new eyes that living in this country is such a privilege.  Surprisingly, I had never heard of some of the things in her study materials! It makes me want to learn about the past and care for the future by doing things now. I thought about this also because…Read more …
Lost and Found in Service

Lost and Found in Service

By Lincoln I have just returned from a humanitarian trip to Bolivia with a group of youth from all across the country. I spent nearly three weeks in a foreign land, surrounded by foreign people and a foreign language. I was a little homesick at times and a little physically sick from some of the food I ate. Our youth group worked hard in the heat one day and in the pouring rain the next. We did our best to serve the people of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. However, in spite of our efforts,…Read more …