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.

Joseph Smith was a prophet, as well as all the prophets who came before and after him. The Book of Mormon and the Bible are true.

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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