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