Go and Do
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    “Go and Do,” Friend, February 2020

    From the First Presidency

    Go and Do

    Adapted from “Trust in God, Then Go and Do,” Ensign, Nov. 2010, 70–73.

    pictures of kids doing nice things

    Left, illustration by Anthony Lewis; right, illustrations by Shawna J. C. Tenney

    When I was growing up, many people were out of work and homeless. The Relief Society president in our small branch was an older woman from Norway. She knew that God wanted her to care for those in need. So she asked her neighbors for old clothes. She washed the clothes and ironed them. Then she put them in cardboard boxes on her back porch. When someone needed clothes, her neighbors would say, “Go to the house down the street. There is a lady there who will give you what you need.”

    This sister found out what God wanted her to do, and then she did it! She helped hundreds of Heavenly Father’s children who were in need.

    In the Book of Mormon, Nephi teaches us to follow God’s commandments, no matter how hard they seem. He said, “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded” (1 Nephi 3:7).

    You show your trust in God when you listen to Him and then go and do whatever He asks.

    You Can Make a Difference!

    President Eyring talked about a woman who helped hundreds of people. Follow the paths to see how these children made a difference!

    Max drew pictures for five people who were in the hospital.

    Max’s pictures made five patients smile—and that made their nurses happy too!

    Tamara showed her dad how to use FamilySearch.org.

    Tamara’s dad was baptized in the temple for a family member!

    Luis shared a copy of the Friend with his friend Maria.

    Maria and her grandma started learning about the Church.

    Kaylee stopped to help Eric after he scraped his knee.

    When Eric saw someone else fall, he helped instead of laughing.

    Danielle smiled and said hello to everyone in Primary.

    Katie was grumpy until she saw Danielle. Then she began smiling at people too!