Elder Rasband Visits Cape Verde
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“Elder Rasband Visits Cape Verde,” Friend, August 2019

Apostles around the World

Elder Rasband Visits Cape Verde

Rasband, Ronald A.

The Apostles travel around the world to minister to people and teach them about Jesus Christ.

Friend Magazine, 2019/08 Aug

Illustrations by Mark Stephens

Elder Ronald A. Rasband and his wife, Sister Melanie Rasband, visited Cape Verde. It’s a beautiful country made up of 10 islands off the coast of Africa.

Elder Rasband visited a school for young children. Many don’t have parents to care for them. They lined up to shake his hand. Elder Rasband loved that because he and Sister Rasband have 27 grandchildren!

They also visited a farm. Members of the Church are learning to raise pigs and other animals there so they can support their families.

People were excited to hear Elder Rasband speak. It was the first time an Apostle had visited their country. A temple is now being built in the capital city, Praia!

“God loves you. The Savior loves you.”

—Elder Ronald A. Rasband

You Can Help Too!

Friend Magazine, 2019/08 Aug

The Church gives money to help the children’s school that Elder Rasband visited. Here’s how you can share your money with children like them!

  • When you pay your tithing, add some extra money in the envelope.

  • Write the extra amount in the line that says “Humanitarian aid.”

  • Seal the envelope and give it to your bishop or branch president.

  • Your money will help people around the world in many ways!

Four children donated money to the Church’s Humanitarian Aid Fund. Follow the shapes along the path to see what each child’s money was used for.

  • Schools

  • Food and medicine

  • Wheelchairs

  • Help after floods or earthquakes