What’s on Your Mind?

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I feel scared when I hear about bad or scary things happening. What can I do to feel better? —Scared in Saskatchewan

a daughter talking with a mom

Illustrations by Adam Koford

Dear Scared,

When something scary happens, you can turn to Heavenly Father in prayer, to the scriptures, and to a grown-up you trust. All of these can help you feel peace. Serving others can also help the Holy Ghost bring you peace. Here are a few ideas for serving others. Put your own ideas in the blank spaces!

I see …

I can …

A sick family member

Make them a card or share a talent

A story about a terrorist attack

Pray for the people who were hurt

A natural disaster

Donate to the Church humanitarian fund or other service projects

People who need help in my neighborhood

Plan a service activity with your family. (Go to JustServe.org for ideas.)

Someone being bullied

Walk them away from the bully and tell an adult

   
   

What’s on Your Mind?

Do you have a question about the gospel, growing up, or getting a testimony? Email us at friend@ldschurch.org and put “What’s on Your Mind?” in the subject line. Don’t forget to include the permission statement on page 39. We’re excited to hear from you!