Two Million Helping Hands

“Two Million Helping Hands,” Friend, June 2012, 7

Two Million Helping Hands

There are about one million Primary children in the world. That means there are two million hands to help and serve others! Look for more helping hands in this issue to see how other children have served.

One day in school our teacher had us play a quiet game where we took turns selecting children who were being quiet. I noticed that the boy next to me was sad because he wasn’t being picked. I got chosen, so I picked him next, which made him happy. I felt good inside knowing that I had helped him.

Alexander M., age 8, Virginia

My brother’s best friend came to visit because his mom was very sick. I felt bad for him. My dad was taking my brother and me to an equestrian show presented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I let my brother’s friend have my ticket. I wanted him to be happy and to not worry about his mom.

Gabriela D., age 5, Alberta, Canada

Every morning my brother and I share the job of emptying the dishwasher. One morning while my brother was busy, I unloaded the entire dishwasher by myself. He was surprised and grateful that I did his job for him. The next morning my brother put away my pile of clean laundry while he was putting his away. I decided to keep the circle of service going and did his dishes job again. We are continuing to serve each other.

Andrew S., age 7, California

I helped organize a talent show at my school to raise money for a heart foundation. Then I ran in a race to raise money for cancer research. I did it with my mom, my grandma, and my great-grandma. I love running, helping people, and spending time with my family.

Rebekah H., age 7, England

I was bored one day, so I decided to make a card for my grandpa, who had just gotten home from the hospital. On the back I put pictures of Jesus and Joseph Smith. I was happy I could help someone in need!

Emily W., age 8, Utah

Illustrations by Brad Teare