I Didn’t Know

I didn’t know I loved the feeling of the ice-cold breeze
blowing in my face.
I didn’t know I loved the smell of the crisp,
clean air after a snowstorm.
I didn’t know I loved the feeling of the cold snow melting
from the warmth of my hands.
I didn’t know I loved seeing the white, powdery snow
being shuffled by the people who walk in it.
I didn’t know I loved feeling calm, but freezing,
as I walk through powdery snow.
I didn’t know I had so much love
for the amazing world God gave us.

Jacob R., age 11, Utah

Sacrament Thoughts

I fold my arms
And bow my head;
Then the sacrament prayer is said.
I open my eyes
And then look up,
And after the bread I drink water
From a little plastic cup.
I try to think
Of how Jesus died,
Sacrificed His life
For all mankind.
I picture His hands
Pierced, bleeding, and sore.
A crown of thorns
On His head He wore.
And now I think
As I take the sacrament’s drink
How Jesus, our Savior,
Died for us,
That we might live again.

Sariah J., age 11, Utah

Animal Haiku

Animals God made
A bird, a deer, and a dog
I love animals

Peter B., age 8, North Carolina

To Be a Missionary

I go out,
telling all what I believe in.
I go out,
telling all to go away from sin.
I go out,
telling of baby Jesus and Mary.
I go out,
to be a missionary.

Grace S., age 9, Ontario, Canada

Darius T., age 10, West Virginia

Joshua L., age 6, Utah

Owen L., age 11, British Columbia, Canada

Noah S., age 6, Pennsylvania

Dalton H., age 10, California

Olivia R., age 10, Colorado

Thomas M., age 11, Massachusetts

Alyssa S., age 12, Texas

Claire H., age 11, Utah

Hailey L., age 9, Oregon

Anne Michelle R., age 9, Malaysia

Nadejda L., age 6, Idaho

Hannah S., age 7, North Carolina

Sarah S., age 9, Alaska

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