Trying to Be Like Jesus

By Rebeca F.

“He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

CTR Rings in the Principal’s Office

One day at school before I was eight, they were inspecting our hands and nails to see if they were clean, and the principal saw my CTR ring. After the principal checked the rest of my row, she came back to me and said, “Rebeca, come with me to the principal’s office.” Then she said to my teacher, “Can I take Rebeca for a while?”

In her office, she asked me what the ring meant. I said, “Choose the right.” I explained that at church they teach us to do good, pray, and read the scriptures. She asked which church I went to, and I said, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Then she asked me what that church was about, and I told her about Joseph Smith going into a grove to pray and seeing the Father and the Son. I told her about going to the temple to be sealed to my parents and that I would be baptized when I was eight. She said, “You can tell me more later because you need to be in math class right now.”

Later I took the principal a copy of the Book of Mormon with my testimony inside.

I have a goal to be a missionary when I grow up. But right now I am trying to share the gospel with my friends.

Rebeca F., age 12, Guatemala

Photograph by Christina Smith