Trying to Be Like Jesus


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

Being Modest

Miriam L., age 9, Texas

I had a friend who was a really nice girl, but she didn’t wear modest clothes. One day she was wearing a really short skirt. I decided to talk to her and find out why. At recess, I asked her why she was wearing a short skirt. She said she thought it was cute, and she didn’t have a longer skirt. I told her that short skirts aren’t modest and she could wear leggings under her skirt. The next day when my friend walked into class, I was surprised! She was wearing leggings under her skirt. I am glad I could help my friend be modest.

A Friendly Swim

Nathan H., age 7, Utah

My friend and I went swimming at the swimming pool with our first-grade class. My friend had to wear a life jacket. Two girls came over and teased him about his life jacket. I got out of the pool and put a life jacket on. Then I got back in the pool and looked for my friend. When I found him he was happy I was wearing a life jacket! I try to be a good friend, and when I am, I am happy too.

Birthday Service

Evie F., age 8, Washington, with help from her mom

For my eighth birthday party, I asked that my friends bring school supplies instead of presents. I wanted to make school kits for the Church Humanitarian Center. My friends and family helped make 24 school kits. It was a fun activity, and I liked thinking of the children who will get the kits.

Teaching the Teacher

Conley K., age 10, Missouri

One day at recess I was bored, so I went over to my teacher. I was surprised when she asked me about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She said she went to a Christian church, so I told her about ours. I told her what the sacrament represents. She told me about her church and seemed interested in what I was saying about our church. I felt glad for doing missionary work. I’m glad I had the chance to teach my teacher.

Helping Her Learn

Leanne M., age 7, Oregon, with help from her mom

When I was in the first grade, one of my classmates kept asking if she could copy off of my paper. I said, “Stop trying to copy off my paper. I am trying to work.” Later that day, I told my mom what happened. I said, “She was trying to cheat, and that is the same as lying.” During the school year, I tried to help my classmate with her work because I knew she wouldn’t learn anything by cheating. It made me feel good knowing I had done the right thing.

Following Jesus

Kisione T., age 5, California

My aunt was visiting my family, and she is not a member of the Church. One day, I asked her what she was drinking. She said it was iced tea and asked me if I wanted some. I said no because we’re not supposed to drink tea and because it’s bad for us.

Tell us how you’re trying to be like Jesus. Turn to page 49 to find out how to send us a letter.

Illustrations by Lael Henderson