Its amazing to witness a 10 years old girl do marvelous things like baking cakes to raise funds to assist less privilege kids in Ghana. Charity is “the pure love of Christ” ( Moroni 7:47). It includes God’s eternal love for all of his children. We are to seek to develop that kind of love. When you are filled with charity, you obey God’s commandment and do all you can to serve others.
Little but big heart Laina took her time to do this for people that she do not know or met before. What a Christlike attitude to emulate Laina is teaching us something, love knows no boundaries. Her act of kindness brought smiles on the faces of these kids in Ghana West Africa.
Laina lives in Herriman Utah USA and the daughter of Mrs. Kristen Carpenter Flandro who visited Ghana in June 2017 along with her elder daughter Mary Flandro through HEFY, an humanitarian experience group to build dormitory for an orphanage in Kasoa – Ghana. It is not a surprise that Laina has such a big heart .
This act has made lot of teens in Ofaakor community to pledge that they will always find a way to do good everyday wherever they find themselves.
“Every little act of kindness creates an endless ripple”.
Streams in the Desert School Complex, Oaklink Academy, Royal Seed Home and Bentum Village are all places that benefited from this huge act of kindness. Gratitude was poured out in different was to the Maven Heart Staff that went to carry out the fulfilling mission that brought endless joy to the children and the community at large. Lot of people couldn’t imagine a girl as young as Laina bringing joyful tears to their eyes. The talk of how inspired everyone was filled the air.
”Transcendence can only be reach through service to others”
.- Cornel John
We cannot truly love God if we do not love our fellow travelers on this mortal journey. Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellow men if we do not love God, the father of us all. We are all spirit children of our heavenly father, and as such are brothers and sisters. As we keep this truth in mind, loving all of God’s children will become easier.
(Thomas S. Monson, “Love the essence of the Gospel”
General Conference April, 2004).