Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FHE - Hygiene Kits

This post is a bitter-sweet post. So bare with me.

Lately I have been feeling that my kids need a kick in the pants. I'm sure I can't be the only one that feels today's generation is a little selfish. I have been discouraged that my kids don't realize how lucky they are. We have so much to be grateful for! Don't get me wrong - I know my kids over-all are GREAT kids. They surprise me at times. I just want my family to understand "When much is given . . . much is required". . . and not have them complain that they are doing to much.

Soooo what can I do to get my kids wanting the next ipod, 3g phone, always want to play instead of work - I know that our family needs to do more service work. Get us out of ourselves and more out there for others.

So in our Effort to have more service opportunities for FHE we made hygiene kits. I know this is nothing new - my kids have done it for mutual etc. . . But we wanted to make it more personal on a family level.

For FHE we watched the video from Pres. Monson "Have I Done Any Good in the Word Today" video that is on the LDS web-site. LINK

We watched some videos of Haiti on You-tube.

We read the Story of "Learning to Hope" . . . about a women that personally has used a hygiene kit in her life. It is such a powerful testimony to this humanitarian effort. LINK - This story is AMAZING!!

We ran over to Wal-mart and bought all of our stuff - and came back and put together all our our kits. We made 30 kits - on a whole it's not much, but something is better then nothing.

When the night was over - I really felt that there was a sense of - "we have it good" . . . "what more can we do to share our good fortune" The kids were really excited about the kits - they wanted to know if they would know the people they go to. It felt good to have done something good in the world today!


Austin and Ashtyn said...

Your family is so dang cute! We stayed at The Royal Palms. It was amazing! We loved it! Quite and Quaint

Alli Hunter said...

Andi, you're such great mom!! I love this idea and may have to follow in your footsteps. By the way, I would love it if you did the "verbal snapshot" idea, it wasn't mine to begin with so go along, it was super fun to do! Keep in touch!

The Gooch Fam said...

Love this idea!!! I feel the same with our kids and the fact that they have been blessed. What a neat idea to share their time.Way to go!

The Turner Family said...

That is such a good idea! I love it.