“Friends in the News,” Friend, Jan. 2012, 23Friends in the News Kurtis H., 4, California, enjoys jumping and swimming. He likes to jump on the trampoline with his family. He also likes to surprise his family and friends by running up to them and giving them hugs.Lakeville WardThe activity day girls in the Lakeville Ward, Burnsville Minnesota Stake, made file-folder games for children in need. Each game has a folder with pieces that help teach children various skills, such as matching colors and shapes, telling time, and counting.Ella Marie S., 6, Ohio, enjoys writing stories about what she learns in Primary. She likes to sing Primary songs and often performs for her family. Her favorite song is “I Am a Child of God.” She enjoys gymnastics and playing the piano. Ella loves her Heavenly Father and is excited to be baptized.Bailey A., 10, Colorado, designed and constructed a model of a temple he would like to build someday. He built the model using toy building bricks.Emilee B., 7, Arizona, set a goal to read the Book of Mormon before she is baptized. She enjoys reading, playing with her sisters and brothers, and helping take care of the baby. She feels happy when she goes to church.Tokomaru Bay BranchThe Primary children of the Tokomaru Bay Branch, Gisborne New Zealand Stake, enjoy coloring pictures of the Savior, singing, preparing for baptism, and learning about the gospel. They are practicing being good member missionaries by inviting their friends to Primary. The Primary children are friendly and cheerful, and they love their families.Abby and Ethan S., 6 and 3, Utah, enjoy learning about the gospel in family home evening. They both like to lead the music, and Abby likes to teach the lesson. They are memorizing the Articles of Faith by listening to the songs from the Children’s Songbook. They enjoy playing outside and spending time with their grandparents and cousins.