Illustrations by Brad Teare
I Love to See the Temple!
Have you seen the portrait of President George Albert Smith on page 49? When President Smith dedicated the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, he prayed for the Primary children. He said, “May Thy Holy Spirit be richly imparted to Thy young sons and daughters, that their faith may be enlarged, that they may walk righteously … before Thee” (Church News, Jan. 1, 1950).
On pages 18–19 you can meet Will from Taiwan. His family celebrates the Moon Festival by eating moon cakes. They have red filling for good luck. Remember to ask an adult for help as you make this recipe.
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup strawberry or raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Stir butter, sugar, and egg yolk together. Mix in flour to form a soft dough.
Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Unwrap the dough ball and break off small pieces to form little balls.
Place each ball on a greased cookie sheet and gently push your thumb into the center of each to make a small hole.
Fill each hole with half a teaspoon of jam.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the outside edges are slightly brown. Makes about two dozen moon cakes.
Our bishop came to our house and asked us to do missionary work. One night I was reading Book of Mormon Stories, and I had an idea. I had a school assignment that was a book report. I could do my book report on the Book of Mormon Stories! The Holy Ghost said that I should do that. He gave me the idea to think about it. I like being a missionary. I know how to share the gospel.
Caleb B., age 7, Nevada, USA
Ask Yourself …
How can I share my testimony today?
Jesus always did what Heavenly Father wanted. He healed the sick, taught people, and called disciples because God commanded Him to do so. When Jesus died for us as part of the Atonement, He was following Heavenly Father’s plan. Jesus said, “I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father” (John 5:30).
This Month’s Challenges:
Challenge 1: Pray for help being more obedient.
Challenge 2: When you feel like arguing with your parents, listen instead.
Challenge 3: Before making a decision, think about what Heavenly Father would want you to do.