I Promise

I promise to

Be kind in all I do,

Be honest, peaceful, and true,

To have faith in my family, friends, and God,

To love them with every bit of my heart.

I promise to be virtuous,

Have hope till the end,

To be grateful for what we have—

Reminded again and again;

To be mourning with those who mourn,

To be meek and humble,

Never give up and give it my all;

Be cautious and obedient,

Not afraid to fall;

Keep friends and family in my heart,

Be clean and caring from the start.

I promise to have clean thoughts

And to have a clean mind,

To cherish my blessings all of the time.

I promise to set higher goals,

Be more and more responsible,

To show respect to everyone,

To be kind to every nation and tongue,

Live every day like it’s the last one;

To think of myself as if I won

A battle between good and bad,

Me on the good side—always have been.

I promise to keep my family heritage living on,

To help my kids grow up strong.

I promise to always love.

Brianne R., age 11, Michigan

Creation

On the first day God made the earth.

He gave it some light

And separated day from night.

On the second day

He laid the clouds;

He put them in the sky

And they would be like shrouds.

On the third day

He made water and the land

So the earth could be grand.

On the fourth day

He made plants,

And after He did

We could make pants.

On the fifth

He made the stars.

They sparkled bright

But you couldn’t catch them in jars.

On the sixth

He made water animals, land animals, and fowl.

He didn’t make towels

But made us in His image.

On the last day

They all had rest

And it was best.

Kedryn P., age 10, Oklahoma

Ivan R., age 5, Utah

Alana P., age 11, Western Australia, Australia

Jaantje B., age 11, Utah

Elijah S., age 9, Kansas

Alexis N., age 9, Washington

Savannah M., age 8, Colorado

Christopher W., age 11, Virginia

Justin A., age 8, New Mexico

Deborah H., age 6, Idaho

Eli S., age 9, Fiji

Alexandria B., age 10, Ohio

Chase E., age 7, Texas

Clayton L., age 4, Singapore

Isabella M., age 9, Tennessee