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Thousands of colorful paper handprints representing acts of service from children around the world are on display in the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The “We Are His Hands” campaign was introduced in the January 2015 editions of the Church’s Friend and Liahona magazines. The display runs from September 25 through October 9, 2015, to coincide with general conference.
Children of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were invited to find ways to serve and then trace their handprints and send them to the publications. As of this week, 25,000 handprints have been submitted.
“We’ve been overwhelmed to see how enthusiastically children have accepted the invitation to serve,” said Jan Pinborough, managing editor of the Friend. “Children love the Savior, and we know that their efforts to serve for Him will have a ripple effect in families and neighborhoods around the globe.”
“We hope children will see that they can change the world, one kind act at a time. And we hope that this will help them set a lifelong pattern of service,” added Pinborough.
Natalie Shum from Hong Kong sent in her handprint saying, “I helped my mom around the house and I helped push someone in a wheelchair.”
“In the city where I live there are cold winters,” explained 11-year-old Erik Shadruhin from Russia, who said a new family moved into his local congregation. “This family did not have warm clothing. I was able to give my coat to Artur. Artur became my friend.”