July 2023

“Connect,” For the Strength of Youth, July 2023.


Aura K.

16, Nairobi, Kenya

young woman

Photograph by Benson Arudo

I love to bake. I love the smiles that come from baking. Everyone likes good treats. One time my mom left all the ingredients for banana bread in the kitchen, but she wasn’t looking forward to making it.

I decided to bake the banana bread for her. Soon I found out that the banana bread wasn’t for her. Instead, she was preparing it to give to her students. My mom was very happy I helped her in that way.

Missionary work is something else I enjoy doing! Some of the Church activities I’ve enjoyed have been giving people copies of the scriptures and singing hymns to them.

Another time my friend caught me reading the Liahona magazine and asked me about the Church. I explained to her about repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. She was very interested, and I gave her the copy of the Liahona.

I love spreading the gospel to others so that they have the chance to know more about Heavenly Father.