I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for which I am very grateful. Through the Church I have learned much about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ is my great example. I know that He loves all of us.
My testimony was strengthened at my baptism. I really felt the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost helps me choose the right.
Lukas D., age 11, Germany
Elyssa M., age 9, Philippines
Keilyn C., age 11, Costa Rica
Once I was playing basketball with classmates at school, and one of the boys used the basketball to hit another classmate. I tried to stop him and help him understand that his behavior was wrong, but he didn’t listen to me.
Later my bishop asked me to give a talk in church about virtue. I didn’t know what virtue was and if I had it or not. Then my mother reminded me that because I tried to be a peacemaker among my friends at school and tried to help the weak, I had the attribute of virtue.
David S., age 10, Taiwan
When President Monson asked us to give service to others, I gave a pair of my favorite sandals to a very needy little girl. I hope to help her with many other things.
Thayane S., age 10, Brazil
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