“Sister Answers Call to Action,” Ensign, Sept. 2009, 80
After listening to the April 2006 general conference, Lenna Jacobson of the Logan 13th Ward, Logan Utah South Stake, felt she needed to do more to serve others. She was 87 years old when she began an effort that has touched perhaps 1,000 lives.
During the conference, Presiding Bishop H. David Burton had spoken of the Latter-day Saints’ commitment to serve their fellow man after disasters.
“This modern-day humanitarian effort is a wonderful manifestation of the charity that burns within the souls of those whose hearts are tender and whose hands are ready to help,” he said. “This selfless service truly demonstrates the pure love of Christ” (“Tender Hearts and Helping Hands,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2009, 6).
With the help of Jeanette Hobbs, the Relief Society president of the Logan 13th Ward, Sister Jacobson began a ward quilt-making project. Three years later, more than 1,000 quilts have been tied and donated to Humanitarian Services.
Bishop Burton, bringing words of love and appreciation from President Thomas S. Monson as well as his own heartfelt thanks, helped tie the 1,000th quilt.