“Meet Willard from Burundi,” Friend, December 2021
From: His family is from Burundi but now lives in Utah, USA
Languages: English and Kirundi
Family: Father, mother, younger brother, and two foster siblings
Goals and dreams: 1) Keep going to school, learning, and playing the flute. 2) Become a professional video gamer or the president of a company.
At home, Willard helps by doing chores, teaching his siblings, and reading the scriptures with his family. He serves at church and in his city. Willard likes to help anytime he is asked.
Willard’s family members were refugees. They had to leave their home country. They love to serve people around them and help their family back in Burundi too.
One Christmas, a friend shared a jar of coins with Willard and his family. They decided to share the coins with someone else to help them! Willard said, “Jesus is the Son of God. He showed us that He cares about people by serving them.”
Place: Amusement parks
Story about Jesus: When Jesus fed hungry people with a few fish and loaves of bread
Primary Song: “I Am a Child of God” (Children’s Songbook, 2–3)
Foods: Pizza and rice and beans
Subjects in School: PE and science