Meet Willard from Burundi
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“Meet Willard from Burundi,” Friend, December 2021

Helping Hands around the World

Meet Willard from Burundi

Meet Primary children helping others, like Jesus did.

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Willard Barizira

All about Willard

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Age: 12

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.

Willard’s Helping Hands

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Willard Barizira

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.”

Willard’s Favorites

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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

Color: Red

Subjects in School: PE and science

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Friend Magazine, Global 2021/12 Dec

Illustrations by Violet Lemay