Trying to Be Like Jesus


Returning the Doll

Makenna B., age 7, Virginia

At the community pool I looked in the lost and found for a missing piece to my goggles. I didn’t find the piece, but I saw a mermaid doll. I thought it was mine, so I took it. When I got home I found another mermaid doll in my room. I knew the one I had found at the pool was not mine. I could have kept both, but I wanted the person who had lost the doll to find it. We returned the extra doll to the pool. I know that I chose the right thing to do, and it made me feel happy to help someone else.

Serving a Friend

Stevie J., age 6, Japan

I had a friend who was sick. My family went to the store and bought her some goodies to help her feel better. I was happy to serve her.

Words of Wisdom

Jonathan S., age 6, California

One day at school my friend said that she drinks coffee sometimes. I told her that coffee is bad for our bodies. Now my friend does not drink coffee anymore.

Happy to Serve

Matthew G., age 7, Nevada

On the way home from church the day after Halloween, I saw a bunch of smashed pumpkins in the parking lot of my school. That day I had learned in Primary about doing service. Anyone can do service, and we get blessings from doing it. I told my mom that I wanted to clean up the pumpkins. We filled up three big bags with pumpkins and seeds. I felt happy that I did service.

A Kind Helper

Maryn A., age 7, Idaho

When I was walking home from school one day I saw my friend. She was crying because her mom was not home. So I took her to my house. She felt better when I helped her. Her mom came home soon after that, and my friend was happy. I am glad I could help my friend.

Good Language

Nolan K., age 9, Washington

Once I had my friend over to play who is not a member of the Church. He took the Lord’s name in vain. I told him that I didn’t like him saying that, and now he doesn’t say it when I am around.

Sunday Play

Kaylee S., age 8, Texas

My mom told me that there was going to be a play in our town. That sounded like fun and I wanted to be in it, but some of the rehearsals were on Sundays. Even though I really wanted to be in the play, I decided that it was more important to keep the Sabbath day holy. I felt happy after I made that choice because I know it’s what Jesus would want me to do.

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 Elise Black