Baptisms in the Temple
Last year, when I was six, my whole family went to the Memphis Tennessee Temple open house. My favorite part was the baptismal font, and I was excited to learn that I could go there in six years and do baptisms for the dead.
My favorite song before we went to the temple was “I Love to See the Temple.” * Then, about a week after we went there, Mom sang “When Jesus Christ Was Baptized” † as a bedtime song, and it became my favorite song. After she sang the second verse, I asked her to sing the third verse. She said that there was no third verse. I said, “It needs a third verse—a verse about being baptized in the temple for our ancestors.”
The next morning, our family went to visit a ward that was about an hour away. On the way there, Mom and Dad and I wrote this verse to add to the song, and we want to share it with you:
Mom and Dad go to the temple often now, and when they come back, I always ask how many ancestors were sealed to their families. So far more than two hundred have been sealed in “our” temple. I am thankful that Heavenly Father has given us a prophet to lead and guide us today and that President Hinckley had a vision of so many temples. Now I only have five years to wait before I can go to the temple and do baptisms for the dead!
Sarah Denning, age 7 Conway, Arkansas
When I was real little, my family and I lived in Aleppo, Syria. I had trouble sleeping. I took my dolls and played with them on my bed. A couple of times, I took my markers and colored my sister’s face. I got in a lot of trouble for that. One night my dad came in my bedroom and brought some consecrated oil. He gave me a blessing, and since then—as far as I can remember—I haven’t had any trouble sleeping.
Ashley Miller, age 10 Yona, Guam
When I was watching Saturday morning cartoons at my friend’s house, one of them showed mean things being done. I said, “Mommy told me to not watch mean cartoons.” My friend turned off the TV, and we played games, instead. I felt good inside.
Frederick Goff, age 4 Lindon, Utah