Elder and Sister Gates
The building to be renovated into a chapel in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo.

New building: These missionaries in the Congo give us a glimpse at the process of renovating a new building to accommodate the growth in membership: “The work should start Aug. 8 and be completed in 60 days. The building is three stories. We are gutting out the two apartments on the first floor to make a chapel area. The other two floors (three apartments) are perfect for all the auxiliaries to have all sizes of meeting rooms.” Plus there are photos. Check it out!

Sharing Time: It’s August, so let’s jump right in with some “August 2011 Primary Sharing Time Helps” that include trying on modest clothing, making fruit salad, and many more. If you’re needing some good Primary sharing time ideas (or try these for family home evening) then check out these creative ideas.

Family home evening: It’s Monday, so let’s jump right in with a sweet “Family Home Evening Lesson: Sidewalk Service.” It’s incredibly easy to put this activity together, but oh so rewarding. Learn more about teaching your family the importance of serving others.

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