Do You?

Do you want to be like Nephi and Lehi?
Or do you want to be like Laman and Lemuel?
I want to be like Nephi and Lehi!
Do you?

Dalley S., age 7, Utah

If There Were No God

We wouldn’t have families, plants, or beautiful things.
There wouldn’t be churches or butterflies with wings.
We wouldn’t have friends, shoulders to cry on,
Love and life, and of course, grass to lie on.
We wouldn’t have dogs or toys like Buzz.
There wouldn’t be cats or pillows with fuzz.
But when I think of all these things,
I remember why I am here.

Dallin L., age 10, Nevada

In Six Days

He built the earth so big and round.
He filled the world with beautiful sound.
He made the ocean and the land.
He made the mountains big and grand.
He made the rivers vast and flowing.
He made the trees upward growing.
He made the night when owls take flight.
He made the days with glorious light.
He made the sun and all its rays.
He did it all in six days.

Joe C., age 11, California

Holy Ghost

One of the Godhead
You are promised it when you’re eight
Only if you’re righteous
Testifies of Jesus Christ

Mykel C., age 9, Idaho

My Friend

My friend is loving.
My friend is caring.
My friend has a sweet heart.
My friend is very cute.
My friend is brave.
My friend is graceful.
My friend loves me very much.
My friend is my little sister, Tressa Belle.

Ali B., age 10, Utah


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2 Felicia Z., age 8, Victoria, Australia

3 Rachel Elizabeth K., age 9, California

4 Emma S., age 8, Iowa

5 Johnny K., age 6, Alberta, Canada

6 Ali W., age 8, Montana

7 Ethan S., age 6, Arizona

8 Grace L., age 4, Idaho

9 Madison D., age 9, Michigan

10 Grant I., age 9, Utah

11 Ryan G., age 7, Florida

12 Shaylie I., age 7, Utah

13 Johnathan B., age 10, Texas

14 Kaylie M., age 7, Arizona

15 Jeremy Ryan C., age 11, Nevada

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