Meet Stella from Ghana

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“Meet Stella from Ghana,” Friend, January 2021

Helping Hands around the World

Meet Stella from Ghana

Meet Primary children helping others, like Jesus did.

Boy and Girl with scriptures

All about Stella

Age: 11

From: Ghana

Languages: English and Twi

Family: Mom, Dad, and brother, Yaw

Goals and dreams: 1) Serve a mission, like her mom. 2) Get married in the temple. 3) Be a fashion designer.

Stella reading the scriptures with her brother.

Stella’s Helping Hands

Just about every day, you can find Stella and her family visiting the landlady in their apartment building. They aren’t related to her, but Stella and her brother call her “Grandma Cecilia.”

Stella says, “She is 83 years old, and she doesn’t have any children of her own.” Stella and her family noticed she needed help and decided to “adopt” her.

Stella always lends a helping hand by sweeping and mopping Grandma Cecilia’s floor. Having a clean home is an important way to stay healthy. So Stella is doing something that really helps Grandma Cecilia. “Jesus Christ served others,” says Stella, “so that inspired me to serve her. I know that Jesus Christ and His Father are happy when I serve.”

Stella’s Favorites

Place: the Accra Ghana Temple (“It’s like heaven on earth.”)

Story about Jesus: “When He fed the multitude with two fishes and five loaves of bread.”

Primary songs: “Called to Serve” and “A Child’s Prayer” (“They give me strength to love and serve.”)

Food: fufu (mashed plantains and cassava) with soup and goat meat

Color: yellow

Subject in school: creative arts

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/01 Jan

Illustrations by Paula Pang