Our Family Service Calendar

    “Our Family Service Calendar,” Ensign, Jan. 2007, 75

    Our Family Service Calendar

    Our family loves to serve those in our community who sometimes go unnoticed. At the beginning of the year, I create a simple calendar of fun service projects, one for each month. We have left cookies for our garbage men, delivered goodies to our local firefighters, and visited a children’s shelter and hospital. One year in July we made flags and cards that said, “Thank you for keeping us free!” We then gave them to various veterans, one of whom became emotional as he shared how he had served in three wars. Because of these and other touching experiences, my children look forward to serving others all year long.

    Erika Pack Whitmore, Nevada

    Illustration by Joe Flores