Trying to Be Like Jesus

Baylee H., age 5, North Carolina


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

Sunday Party Decision

I was invited to my best friend’s birthday party and was so excited to go. When Mommy told me it was on Sunday, I thought it might be OK to go since she was my friend. Mommy told me I could go into my room and ask Heavenly Father what I should do. I went into my room and asked Heavenly Father if I should go to the party. I felt that I should just go to church that day. We called my friend’s mommy and told her we wouldn’t be at the party, but would like to have my friend come and play. The next Friday my friend came to my house to play, and we had so much fun! I felt good that I did what Heavenly Father wanted me to do.

Friendly Language

On the first day of fifth grade I met a new boy in my class. During lunch recess we were playing in the field when he started to use bad language. So I went to get a drink and I thought of what to say. I also said a prayer that I would know what to say to him. When I was done I walked up to him and said, “If you keep on using bad language I can’t play with you anymore.” He said he would stop, gave me a high five, and now we are good friends. Because I talked to him, now he doesn’t use bad language. I’m thankful that Heavenly Father and Jesus helped me and gave me the courage to stand up for what’s right.

School Supplies Standards

My mom took me shopping for school supplies. I found the prettiest and coolest backpack in the whole store. I was so excited to buy it! I looked at all the pretty girls on the front. They had cute faces and cool hair, but their outfits were not modest. I showed my mom the backpack. She asked, “Well, what do you think, Allee?”

In Primary we’re learning about baptism and what it means to belong to Jesus’s family. I know that Jesus would be embarrassed if I had a backpack like that. I told my mom that the backpack was really cute, but that I didn’t want to get it. So then I found another backpack that was modest and cute. I’m glad I chose the right.

A Good Reader

One day, my mom wanted me to read but I didn’t want to. I got mad at her and tried to get her to not make me read. I went to my room and prayed, and then I started reading. I’m glad I started reading because that’s what Heavenly Father wanted me to do. I am thankful Heavenly Father helped me by sending His Spirit.

Soaked Service

My family signed up for picking up food-bank bags from house to house in our area. As we started, I began to have a good feeling inside. As I ran from house to house, that good feeling grew and grew. Even though it was raining and I was soaking wet, I felt very warm inside. I knew I was helping others, and Heavenly Father and Jesus would be proud of our family.

Illustrations by Dani Jones