I went to the LDS Humanitarin Center to find a project for our Young Women. A sweet sister, named Verna, suggested that we make the above pictured bears. "What will you do with the completed bears." I asked. "We'll send them to orphanages in Romania," she said, while squeezing my arm for good measure. She handed me the bear pattern and patted my back, "Good luck!"
Each girl hand-stitched a face on her bear. A few girls embroidered hearts on the bears' rehinds. "Love" is stitched on the leg of another bear. They're adorable and unique, but someone said, "They look like orphaned bears. That will only make the orphans feel more like orphans."
The girls attached hope for a better life with each stitch. The orphans will feel that love, and they will love the bears, imperfections and all.