Prayers and Pumpkins

By Rachel L., age 10, Illinois, USA

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Prayers and Pumpkins

Illustration by Alyssa Petersen

Every year in Nauvoo there’s a fun event called the pumpkin walk. There are carved pumpkins along the streets and tasty treats to eat.

My family and I were walking along the pumpkin walk when, all of a sudden, I couldn’t see my family! I was scared. I walked up and down the street looking for them. I decided to say a prayer. I prayed that I could find my parents. I felt like I should talk to the first missionaries I saw. I also felt that I should walk to the car.

As I walked toward our car, I saw two missionaries. When I got to them, I realized they weren’t missionaries—it was Elder L. Tom Perry and his wife! They helped me find my family.

I am grateful I found help when I was lost. I learned that God answers my prayers.