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Harlee N., age 7, Washington

Faith to Swim

I wanted to learn to swim. We went to a pool with my grandpa, but I didn’t want to get in the water. I was scared. My grandpa wanted to help me learn to swim. It was hard to have faith that he wouldn’t let go of me. I finally trusted my grandpa and he helped me put my face in the water and go completely under the water too. It was scary but my grandpa helped me. I had faith I could do it.

Lost and Scared

I go to chess club after school. One day when chess club was over, I went to a side door to meet my mom. I expected her to be waiting outside, but she wasn’t there. I went to another door in the back, but she wasn’t there either. I began to feel lost and scared. I decided to say a prayer asking for help to find my mom. About 10 seconds later my chess teacher found me and told me that my mom was waiting at the front door. I was glad my prayer had been answered.

Singing and Cleaning

I was given the chore of cleaning up our large playroom by myself. I looked at the mess all over the floor and felt sad because I knew I would be cleaning for a long time. My mom teaches me to pray when I feel sad, so I knelt down and asked Heavenly Father to help me clean the playroom and not feel sad. I stood up and had the idea of singing Primary songs as I cleaned. As I sang, I felt much better and was able to clean the whole playroom very quickly. I know that Heavenly Father answers prayers sometimes by giving us ideas in our minds.

Illustration by Brad Teare