Hi! My name is Joy Violet Shirley and I am five and a half years old. I love being a Pathfinder and earning beads for my necklace. I asked my Mommy about my name and she says it is perfect for me because I am full of the joy of the Lord. I think Violet is a great middle name for me, because sometimes I feel shy and I’m small, just like a violet. I’m so excited that I just earned my Fanny Crosby Award (my Dad is really proud too!). I’ve really loved AHG this year, especially when my Troop made sandwiches for the soup kitchen, something my great-great-great grandma did with her friend, Fanny Crosby, who everyone affectionately called "Aunt Fanny." It’s a lot of fun serving others! My favorite Bible verse is Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. I try to make sure my words and actions show the fruits of the Spirit every day! Some days it’s easy, and other days it’s really hard! There are lots of older girls in my Troop that help me on those hard days – I can’t wait until I grow up and can be just like them!