“Meet Victoria from the United Arab Emirates,” Friend, March 2021
HELLO,HEI, and BONJOUR
From: United Arab Emirates
Languages: English, Finnish, and French
Goals and dreams: 1) Be a doctor. 2) Be an artist. 3) Make sure everyone has clean water.
Family: Mom, Dad, younger brother and sister, Elisabeth and Christopher
Victoria likes looking for ways to show her love. Sometimes it’s sharing a handmade card, giving a hug, or even sharing her food.
At school she would often sing “I Am a Child of God” out loud. Soon all of the teachers in her school learned the words. Sometimes they would even sing along.
When schools closed because of COVID-19, her teachers remembered Victoria’s song. They asked if she would send a video of herself singing “I Am a Child of God” to help cheer them up. Victoria and her little sister decided to sing the song together for the video. They wanted to surprise their teachers and help them smile, so they learned to sing it in Arabic too!
Place: the playground
Story about Jesus: When He was resurrected on Easter
Primary song: “Nephi’s Courage” and “I Love to See the Temple” (A new temple is going to be built in the UAE!)
Food: pot stickers
Colors: gold, silver, pink, and purple
Subjects in school: art and math