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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Three Generations Believe in Serving Others

Three Generations Believe in Serving Others

Kiana Butters, Alani Butters, Mika Butters, Ikuko Muir

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Ikuko Muir, her daughter Mika Butters, and her granddaughters Kiana and Alani, were volunteers at a recent 'Books for Fiji' project, where thousands of donated books were sorted, labeled, packed and will soon be shipped to Fiji.

Children's books have been donated and collected for the past several months by many people and organizations in Wellington, New Zealand and surrounding communities, in partnership with 'Mormon Helping Hands.' The books will now be sent to isolated areas in Fiji where reading resources are few and many children have no books at all.

Kiana, age 10, said, "You just assume that everyone has books to read. It makes me feel bad that some kids don't. That's why I wanted to donate some books and help out." Kiana's mum Mika, commented, "Often my kids don't fully understand why we are going to a service project. By the end, they know they made a difference and you can tell they are proud they were able to help. They seem to learn so much more when they get opportunities to help others."
Helping out is a way of putting beliefs into action and making a difference, for this grandmother, her daughter and granddaughters. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they are following Jesus Christ by being good neighbours and serving others.

1 comment:

  1. This is such an inspirational project. I can't even wrap my head around 47,000 books. Amazing!