Sister Baddoo, a substitute teacher in Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Langata Branch (Kenya), began her lesson. She held up the poster saying “Light the World”, and explained how it was easy last year to do something each day and also this year – for Day 1 “Freely ye have received, freely give.” She explained what fun her family had making cookies—sugar and chocolate chip cookies.
The two youngest enjoyed rolling the dough in little balls and smashing them flat on the baking pans. All four children were involved in the baking process. The family took them to neighbours to surprise them and make them smile. The following day Sister Baddoo smiled because her children helped her pull weeds in the garden without being asked. The family discovered that making others smile is not only fun but contagious.