Trying to Be Like Jesus

By Natalie Z.

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

Baby Quilts and Teddy Bears

I’m trying to be like Jesus by making items to send to the Humanitarian Center and other children all over the world. I’ve been tying baby quilts and making teddy bears. I also learned how to sew pajama pants. Lately I’ve been having fun memorizing the Articles of Faith while I juggle a soccer ball.

[photo] Natalie Z., age 10, Illinois

I Will Use the Names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ Reverently *

A while ago one of my friends in school started saying one of Heavenly Father’s names over and over in a rude way. I asked him to stop. At first he thought it was funny, so he started laughing and said it even louder, again and again. I asked him once more to please stop because he was using Heavenly Father’s name as if it were a joke. This time he could tell that I was serious, so he stopped. I am glad to know that Heavenly Father and Jesus love us so much. I hope we will always remember to say Their names with reverence and love.

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    See My Gospel Standards, Faith in God guidebook, back cover.

  • [photo] Teagan Jay P., age 9, Utah

    Tithes and Offerings

    I want to share my testimony of the importance of paying tithing. I recently earned four dollars selling lemonade. The following Sunday I filled out my donation slip for forty cents in tithing. A warm feeling came over me. Then I wanted to pay the rest of my four dollars for other donations and I was very happy!

    [photo] Alexis G., age 10, Ohio

    My Best Buddy

    My brother Jarom dropped a glass piggy bank on my head. I had to go to the hospital and get six stitches. The doctor gave me seven suckers for being so good. I told my daddy and mommy that I wanted to give one to my best buddy, Jarom. I knew that he didn’t mean to hurt my head. I love my family.

    [photo] Everet M., age 4, Utah

    More Important than Anything

    I learned in school that some children have a disease called cancer and that the medicine they take can make them lose their hair. I was sad for them because not only are they sick, but other kids might make fun of them too. I found out that I could donate some of my own long hair to these children. My ballet school is very strict and wouldn’t let me dance in their recital with short hair. I worked hard all year so I could dance in the recital, but I didn’t care. I donated my hair because I knew Jesus would say that people are more important than anything else.

    [photo] Maya P. H., age 6, Pennsylvania

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Pat Hoggan