Alonzo, age almost 12, has been coming to church every week. Yesterday was fast Sunday. This young man came to the front of the chapel with his parents not even present and expressed some tender feelings from his heart. He said, “I am not a member of the Church, but I know that I like the feeling I have here.” Then he sat down.
Tears welled up in my eyes as the Spirit testified to me that he has a testimony.
|Kaylee, 3, and Sister Millington|
|The dot Right of Center is a 4-ft kite|
|Vanessa, age 12. Note her YW Medallion|
We had several branch members come out,
including Alonzo. He was trying to fly a standard shaped kite but it wouldn’t go up very well. The kite experts worked with it and after they got about 20 feet of tail on it the kite flew quite well.
Totally homemade. There were several very interesting homemade kites that flew very well. The builders knew how to make the kites and attach the bridles so that the pull-point was in just the right place for the wind conditions. They could even adjust them as the wind changed.
One kite was so small it fit into the maker’s hand.
Anyway, I learned more about flying kites today than I have learned in my entire prior accumulated life. Activities like this strengthen the branch, for they increase the interpersonal contact with each other. Even some who don't come to church come to some activities. We were happy to see Patricia stop by.
|Frankie, Br Millington, Jose, Kalyee|
|Alonzo's is the white one|
|Adjusting the bridle on the Singing Kite|
|The smallest Kite. It actually flew well!|