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Project produces scarves for missionaries

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The project started with making a few scarves.

But it grew and grew some

more — until there were more than 600 scarves ready to keep LDS sister

missionaries warmer during the winter months.

More than 100 service

missionaries in the Family and Church History Mission of The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints took part in this year's effort to make scarves for

gifts to full-time sister missionaries in the Utah Temple Square

Mission.Becky Rogers, who lives in Draper, Utah, and has been a church history

service missionary three days a week for 32 months, said in a telephone

interview that 500 scarves were sent to the Temple Square Mission — far more

than would be necessary for the mission's 160 sisters. The rest will be used by

the missionaries as gifts, she said. The remaining scarves are headed to

missionaries at church history sites in New England; Kirtland, Ohio; and

Independence, Mo.

"This was our second year of doing the project," Rogers

said. "We received thank-you notes from missionaries who received the scarves

last year."

For this year's effort, she said some wards donated

individual packages with lotion, candy and lip balm to go with the scarves.

Primary children made refrigerator magnets, and "Mutual groups donated some of

the items."

Clint Christensen, a collections development specialist in

the Church History Department, said the project is a way for the church history

missionaries to say thanks for the service given by Temple Square

missionaries.

His office was the collection point for the scarves, and he

said "they took up so much space that we quit counting" after 600. He even

donated a few scarves that he had brought back from

Africa.


E-mail: rwalsh@desnews.com