Fun Stop

    “Fun Stop,” New Era, July 2019, 40–41.

    Fun Stop

    Fun Stop

    The Extra Smile

    handcart pioneers


    Val Chadwick Bagley

    son and father with scriptures

    Sorry, son. I’m pretty sure that super strength, flight, and super speed are not among the gifts of the Spirit.

    Arie Van De Graaff

    Solving in Circles

    What’s the best part of going on vacation? Coming back home again and realizing how much you missed the place! OK, so maybe that’s not always the best part. But when it comes to solving this puzzle, it is. Your goal is to end up “back home.”

    Starting at the first word, change the previous word by only one letter to reach the new word. At the end, you’ll be only one letter away from the original word.

    1. Jesus taught, “Ye are the ____ of the earth,” but warned that we need to keep our savour.

    2. Loose sedimentary rock, often found by a river.

    3. A horizontal board, such as below a window.

    4. To grind wheat into flour.

    5. “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a _____, go with him twain” (Matthew 5:41).

    6. Deep mud. Wet, spongy ground.

    7. Something a bike-riding missionary must keep in top shape. (Patch kit, anyone?)

    8. Spiritually speaking, you definitely want to be wheat. Not this. (See Matthew 13.)

    9. A sharp or acidic taste, such as is sometimes in apples.

    10. Between this and a horse, it pays to know which to put first.

    11. Another word for store or market, occasionally included in actual store names.

    12. This powder, made from grains, is often mixed in candy and milkshakes.

    Caption Contest

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    To get your creativity flowing, here are some of our favorite responses from the last caption contest:

    Camel 1: Our brother is a fool!

    Camel 2: He thinks he can build a four-wheeler to cross this great desert!

    Submitted by Dan T.

    Camel 1: The wise men went to find water and left the gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

    Camel 2: Great! Let’s grab it and make a run for it.

    Submitted by Chloe R.

    Camel 1: I’m so tired and hungry walking in the desert.

    Camel 2: Want a “sand”wich?

    Submitted by Sammy W.

    Camel 1: Hey, why’d you stop hanging out with the chicken?

    Camel 2: He uses way too much … FOWL language!

    Submitted by Kemah L.

    Camel 1: What do you call a million camels hiding in the desert?

    Camel 2: A chameleon!

    Submitted by Logan L.

    Camel 1: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …

    Camel 2: Mirage!

    Submitted by Lisa D.

    Camel 1: GLOooooOooooOoooo …

    Camel 2: … ORia!

    Submitted by Dallin D.

    Treasure Hunt

    Among other promises in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we’re promised to find hidden treasures of this type when we live the Word of Wisdom. Solve the puzzle to find the hidden treasure waiting for you.


    Solving in Circles

    1. Salt; 2. Silt; 3. Sill; 4. Mill; 5. Mile; 6. Mire; 7. Tire; 8. Tare; 9. Tart; 10. Cart; 11. Mart; 12. Malt

    Treasure Hunt

    Knowledge (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:19)