Ben’s Buddies
    Footnotes

    “Ben’s Buddies,” Friend, April 2017

    Friends with Heart

    Ben’s Buddies

    Ben’s Buddies

    Ben was born with multiple disabilities, so he can’t walk or talk. But he loves church and likes to play with his Primary friends.

    Ben’s Chariot

    Ben comes to church in a big chair on wheels called his chariot. His friends like to help push it. It’s a good place to hide objects when his class plays “Hot and Cold.”

    Taking Turns

    When it’s Ben’s turn to read scriptures, his friends take turns reading for him. When the class plays “Simon Says,” they help Ben move his feet when they march.

    A Big Smile

    When Ben’s happy, he smiles and moves his arms and legs. Everyone likes Ben’s favorite treat—chocolate pudding!

    Praying for Ben

    Once Ben had to have an operation. His buddies missed him and prayed for him as a class.

    The Push of a Button

    Ben uses a special machine to record his part in the Primary program. When it’s his turn, he just has to push a button and the recording starts playing!

    Ideas for Being Friends

    • Always say hi and use your friend’s name.

    • Ask your friend any questions you have.

    • Make sure your friend gets a turn in games and other activities, even if you have to help.

    • Ask your friend’s parents what your friend likes to play and if it’s OK to help your friend move.