A Family

A life becomes a family,
A house becomes a home,
A family becomes an eternity,
When we enter God’s own home.

Makayla E., age 10, Utah

Baptism Haiku

Immersed in water
Lovingly by the priesthood
I am clean and pure
Rev’rently I know
Hands are laid upon my head
Give the Holy Ghost
In my heart I know
The Holy Ghost is guiding
Me through my whole life
Jesus died for me
On the third day He rose up
From the chains of death
I can live again
Because of His sacrifice
Family with me
Through the Atonement
I can repent of my sins
And return to Him

Abigail R., age 9, Montana

The Beauty of the Earth

The beauty of the earth,
How wonderful it is.
Every day I see it.
The earth is ever changing,
As seasons turn round and round.
The beauty of earth:
Blossoming trees, blossoming flowers,
Beautiful spring colors,
Every day I see it.
A hot wind blowing,
Sage grass flowing to and fro,
The beauty of the earth,
Oak leaves falling their many colors,
Cherry trees gray and bare,
Every day I see it.
Snow covers all life in sight.
The gophers in their dens sleep.
The beauty of the earth,
Every day I see it.

Josephine S., age 9, Arkansas

Alexander G., age 8, Washington

Kayla J., age 11, New Jersey

Seth M., age 10, Virginia

Michelle T., age 11, Washington

Olivia C., age 8, Utah

Kyler V., age 6, Utah

Chloe T., age 7, Ohio

Conner C., age 10, Arizona

Lynette J., age 11, Idaho

Caleb C., age 10, Iowa

Shelly R., age 10, Florida

Matthew B., age 10, Utah

Celeste T., age 8, Arizona

Ethan P., age 9, New Zealand

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