Trying to Be Like Jesus


Sabbath Example

Spencer C., age 5, North Carolina

My best friend invited me to his birthday party on Sunday, but I told him that I don’t go to birthday parties on Sundays because it’s our family day. We want to keep the Sabbath day holy. I was disappointed and sad to miss his party, but then his mom asked if I could come on Saturday instead. She changed the birthday party to Saturday so I could go. I was glad to be a good example.

Choosing Right from Wrong

Kendra E., age 11, California

On a Friday when our workbook pages were due, a friend of mine asked for the answers on one section. At first I said sure. But after thinking about it, I didn’t want to get a “lunch bench,” one of the consequences at my school. When I told my friend it wasn’t the right thing to do, I felt a strong feeling inside. Later that day my teacher announced that if anyone copied answers they would get a lunch bench, and so would the person who let them copy. I felt so relieved. I realized the strong feeling was the Holy Ghost. I know the Holy Ghost helps us choose right from wrong.

Stop Teasing Her!

Caroline M., age 8, Mexico

One day some boys at my school were teasing my friend because she looks different than the other children. I told the boys to stop teasing her. I knew it was the right thing to do. My friend thanked me for helping her. I want to follow Jesus and help others.

I Didn’t Look

Derik J., age 7, Utah

One day at school I was in my classroom and some girls were trying to show me bad pictures. I kept pushing them away. So finally I got up and told my teacher. I know it was the Holy Ghost that told me not to look at the pictures. I know if we follow the Holy Ghost, He will lead us to live with Heavenly Father again.

Throwing It Away

Ulrik T., age 5, Ontario, Canada

At school, one of my friends gave me a ticket stub to play with. I read it and it said, “beer ticket.” I know that we are not supposed to drink alcohol, so I threw it away. I felt good inside because I knew I made the right choice.

A Modest Costume

Sadie S., age 5, Arizona

My mom and dad have taught me that it’s important to dress in clothes that are modest. When it was time to pick out a Halloween costume, I told my mom that I would choose a costume that was modest. I found one that I really liked, and it covered my body. I know that Heavenly Father is happy when I choose the right.

Lunchtime Kindness

Nicole D., age 8, Virginia

Jeremy (name changed) is a boy at school who doesn’t have very many friends. Nobody ever wants to sit by him at lunch. One day I had a feeling that I should sit with him. I looked at Jeremy all alone at the table and thought for a minute. Then I took a deep breath, walked to the table, and sat down next to Jeremy. He had a big smile on his face. I felt good inside, and I knew that I had done the right thing.

Tell us how you’re trying to be like Jesus. Turn to page 48 to find out how to send us a letter.

Illustrations by Manelle Oliphant