“Meet Karles from Puerto Rico,” Friend, June 2021
From: Puerto Rico
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Family: Mom and Dad
Goals and dreams: 1) Serve a mission.2) Be a firefighter, doctor, or police officer.
Karles loves to help people. His mother says he has a special gift for serving others.
In January 2020 a powerful earthquake hit Puerto Rico. This was a scary time for everyone. Karles and his family had to sleep in their car for many weeks. But Karles kept smiling and jumped into action. He helped give out hygiene kits to others who had lost their homes and to those who were sick and elderly.
Karles also helped out with an international day of service in the Caribbean. He helped people in his branch collect leaves and clean yards. Karles likes to help his parents by washing clothes, working in the garden, and making dough for his favorite food, pizza!
Place: The water park
Story about Jesus: When Jesus healed the lepers
Primary song: “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35)
Food: White rice, stewed beans, chicken, and pizza
Subjects in school: PE and math