Trying to Be Like Jesus

By Jennifer Manley


He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12).

I Am Trying to Remember and Follow Jesus Christ *

While at church one Sunday, my daughter Baylor studied the cover of the sacrament meeting program. She really liked the picture of Jesus Christ wearing a red robe. She said that He looked so kind. After church she cut out the picture and put it in a frame in her room so that she could always look at it and remember to try to be like Jesus. When her friends come over to play, she shows them the picture. In this photo she is holding a drawing of her room, including the picture of Jesus on top of her chest of drawers.

[photo] Baylor Manley, age 7, is a member of the Lexington Second Ward, Lexington South Carolina Stake.

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The Championship Playoffs

I enjoy playing football and have always dreamed of playing on a team. This past season I worked hard and earned a first-string spot on both offense and defense on my fourth-grade team. We had a great team and an undefeated season. We were going to the championship playoffs! After a week of getting ready for the playoffs, my coach announced after the last practice that the first game would be on Sunday. I knew immediately that I would not play. I told my coach, and he asked my mom if I couldn’t play since it was an important game. My mom explained our beliefs about the Sabbath day but said she would leave the choice up to me. I told my coach again that I would not play. My team won the game without me, so I was able to play in the championship game on Saturday, which we won! It felt great to win the championship, but it felt even better to keep the Sabbath day holy.

[photo] Cameron Miller, age 10, is a member of the Ranch Creek Ward, Tulsa Oklahoma East Stake.

Trying to Follow Jesus

I have tried to follow Jesus by keeping the commandments and being kind to others. Now that I’m turning eight I can be baptized like Jesus Christ. I feel like my Heavenly Father will be “well pleased” with me too.

[photo] Jacob Visick, age 7, is a member of the Buffalo Grove Second Ward, Buffalo Grove Illinois Stake.

I Get over It

When my sixth-grade class talks about movies, they usually talk about PG-13 or R-rated movies. They ask me, “Have you seen them?” I answer, “No, I can’t watch PG-13 movies. I’m not allowed to watch R-rated movies either.” They laugh at me and say, “You can only watch baby shows.” It hurts me, but I get over it because I know I’m doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do. So even if people tease me, I will still keep my spirit high because I love the Lord. I will follow His teachings and always keep Him in my heart.

[photo] Rylee Bradley, age 11, is a member of the Sanger Ward, Sanger California East Stake.

I’m Glad I Obeyed

One day my mom decided to make a treat for my sisters before they came home from school. We needed a couple of things from downstairs, so I went down with her. Mom was pulling out the brown sugar when she suddenly told me to move. I wasn’t even close to the brown sugar, but I moved, and just a second later a glass jar fell down right where I had been standing. I am glad that I obeyed my mom because broken glass was all over the place, and I didn’t even get hurt.

[photo] David Murdock, age 6, is a member of the Parkway Fourth Ward, South Jordan Utah Parkway Stake.

[illustration] Illustrated by Mark Robison