Fun Stop
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“Fun Stop,” New Era, Sept. 2020, 26–27.

Fun Stop

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New Era Magazine, 2020/09 Sept

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The Extra Smile

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Playing Catch

Son! I told you to keep your eyes on the ball!

I did! I watched it go over my head and through that window.

Ryan Stoker

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In the spirit of service, I’d be happy to volunteer in the nursery around snack time.

Summer Bird

Logic Puzzle: Ministering Visits

Alma and his sons wanted to make some visits. There were four people in four places they wanted to visit on four days. Each family member could visit one person in one place on one day.

“And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.”

  1. One person visited (and only one) has the same initial as the place they live.

  2. Alma was available to visit only before Ammonihah was visited.

  3. Helaman either visited Zarahemla or saw Omner, not both.

  4. Zarahemla was visited by Helaman or Corianton.

  5. Shiblon visited on Wednesday or Friday. He didn’t go to Jershon nor Gideon and didn’t see Amulek.

  6. Hagoth was visited on Tuesday or Friday.

  7. Gideon isn’t where Hagoth lives, and it wasn’t visited on Wednesday or Thursday.

  8. Helaman went on his visit right after the person who visited Ammonihah.

  9. Jershon was visited either on Friday or by Alma.

  10. Amulek and Zeezrom were visited on consecutive days.

Use the chart to keep track of who saw whom when and where. Write your answers in the table below.

Tied with a Bow

Can you figure out what word ties the following sets together?

Example: power, mastery, verse: ____________

  1. Bean, quartet, cheese: ____________

  2. Glasses, screen, day: ____________

  3. Cream, cube, cap: ____________

  4. Knife, fly, cup: ____________

  5. Meeting, light, doll: ____________

  6. Short, ginger, box: ____________

  7. Melon, ski, fall: ____________

  8. Truck, fighter, camp: ____________

  9. Line, dive, scraper: ____________

Crack the Code

Can you solve these terms and phrases hidden in plain sight?

Answers

Logic Puzzle: Ministering Visits

Alma visited Hagoth on Tuesday in Jershon; Shiblon visited Omner on Wednesday in Ammonihah; Helaman visited Zeezrom on Thursday in Zarahemla; Corianton visited Amulek on Friday in Gideon.

Tied with a Bow

1: string; 2: sun; 3: ice; 4: butter; 5: house; 6: bread; 7: water; 8: fire; 9: sky.

Crack the Code

1: pineapple; 2: searching high and low; 3: propose a time (or gift of time); 4: back to square one; 5: bar none; 6: lemonade; 7: fade away; 8: ice cream; 9: I believe in you.