So I don't agree to do things for people to receive things in return, however I graciously accepted this return ... here is the scoop!
The house we live in now, (not our new house yet ... one month to go, YIPPEE!) Has had a huge ward (congregation) at church. I was serving the Young Woman and we had close to 60 girls! It was a lot of work! So a month or so back, they decided to split the wards. It was something we all knew was coming, but it was still sad to see people you are used to seeing a few times a week, and had become friends with, kinds stripped away from you.
Fast forward a few weeks. We now have our new ward all set up, and a new Young Women's president was called! (MERCY, no it wasn't me!) It is a sweet Japanese lady and she is as amazing as ever. Well she somehow thinks she is not creative, and so she asked if I would help put together a gift for the Young Women to give to them on their birthdays. After much thought, I came up with this:It reads "CHEWS" TO DO THE THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY"
It then is followed by things that are written in the 13 Article of Faith (This is the theme for the Youth this year in the LDS Church). The Articles of Faith are thirteen statements describing the fundamental beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Click here to see what each Article of Faith is).
We wanted to give the girls something spiritual. There are so many gifts that others give you, and thought we could give them something different. All of the gum-balls I got at Orson Gigi in Salt Lake City, and they are the colors of the Young Women Values
I also did this really cute lanyard for a temple recommend holder ... however I forgot to take a picture! Don't worry, I have to make a few more, so I will be sure to post a picture when I get them done :)
So in return for doing this, Miwa (this cute Japanese lady I referred to above) told me she would make me some Japanese food! Tonight she brought me Okonomiyaki
I had a missionary companion that was Japanese and made this for me a few times. I LOVE IT, and would gladly accept Japanese food for crafts anytime!