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Opening a doorway of service

Doug Mickelsen, 8, helps his sister Elisabeth, 10, collect knitted hats as part of Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake service project.
Doug Mickelsen, 8, helps his sister Elisabeth, 10, collect knitted hats as part of Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake service project. Photo: Photo by Carla Brimhall

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Members of the Highlands Ranch Colorado Stake spent three months assembling 48 boxes of supplies for shipment to needy people throughout the world. The supplies included school and hygiene kits as well as handmade toys, new clothes, baby quilts and receiving blankets, and medical supplies.

"I think this project has opened a doorway for people to continue to serve," said Julie Brown, stake Relief Society president who oversaw the humanitarian service project.

Among the supplies bound for distribution by the Church's Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City were 101 hand-crocheted leper/medical bandages.

"When I wrapped one of the bandages around my wrist, I could feel the love in each stitch," Sister Brown told a group of more than 400 women assembled at the stake's annual women's conference Feb. 1, the theme of which was "To Everything There Is a Season."

Holding up a bandage, she added, "I know that the person receiving this bandage will feel your love."

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