My sister is currently serving a mission for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She has been assigned to serve in the Philippines Iloilo mission and will be there for a year and a half. I know that she will help people to understand that they are children of a loving God who knows them and is involved in their lives. She will help people to understand where they came from, why they are here, and where they will go after this life. She will read the Book of Mormon with people which is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is a record of the people in the Americas and Christ's visit to them after he was resurrected. She will teach people that we have a living prophet on the earth today just as we did in times past. He leads us and guides us in the things that our Father in Heaven would have us do. Learn more about the church HERE.
Zanna is currently in Provo Utah at the mission training center learning the language that she will be speaking in the Philippines. She leaves for the Philippines next week! Since it is much easier to send her a package while she is still in the United States, I put something together.
I thought it would be fun to send her something that she could give away to some of the children in the Philippines. I remember seeing THIS idea on Pinterest a while back and I altered it a little bit to make something that I hope some of the sweet little children over there will LOVE!
Instead of Altoid tins I used small boxes that I was able to find at Hobby Lobby. I also got some mini clothespins at Hobby Lobby that I painted and turned into dolls. They are wood so they will be durable. I used batting and glued it to the bottom of the box as a mattress, I used felt (stuffed with batting) to make pillows, felt for the teddy bear and paint for its face, and then scraps of fabric for the blanket. I took a piece of ribbon and hot glued it around the lid to make the box a little more exciting from the outside.
I was so excited with the results and hope that some little girls in the Philippines will love these little doll boxes! I sure do!