One day at school my friends dared me to shout a bad word in an empty classroom. When I said no, they teased me and made fun of me. Then I said yes, and I said the word softly and quickly. Then I was very sorry for what I had done. That night I prayed with all of my heart and repented of saying the bad word. I know I can always turn to Heavenly Father to know what is right, and if something is wrong, I will say no, even if my friends tell me to do it. I am grateful for repentance!
Paola L., age 10, Mexico
At my school we had been preparing since the beginning of the year for a great activity called Festidanza. Just like every year, it would be held on a Saturday. Then one day our director announced that it would be changed to Sunday. I told my mother that on Sundays we go to church, and I am happy to honor the Sabbath day.
Isaías R., age 6, Peru
The best experience of my life was the day I was baptized. My mom taught me that once I was baptized, I would be responsible for all my actions. The day arrived, and my dad and I were both dressed in white. I was nervous, but when I took my dad’s hand to get into the font, I knew everything would be fine. When my dad said the baptism prayer and put me under the water, I felt beautiful things in my heart that are hard to explain. Then I was confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. I am so happy that I was baptized. Just as Jesus Christ set an example for me, I am setting an example for my little brother. I know Jesus Christ lives and loves us.
Richard H., age 8, Guatemala
I love the children’s section in the Liahona because the stories help me learn about Heavenly Father. I always ask my mother to read me the stories. I love puzzles, mazes, painting, and telling stories. I like to learn new things in Primary. I know that Heavenly Father loves me, and He loves you too. I try to always remember Him and choose the right.
Jocelyn C., age 4, Nicaragua
Ever since I was little, I have wanted to receive the Aaronic Priesthood. When I have the priesthood, I will be able to pass the sacrament, and the doors of the temple will be open to me. It is a wonderful privilege to belong to this restored Church, and I know the gospel is true. Soon I will leave Primary, where I have learned so much, and join the battalion of youth in Young Men.
Santiago P., age 11, Ecuador
“And a being appeared before me, whose robe was the whitest I ever saw. His name was Moroni.” (See Joseph Smith—History 1:30–33.)
Erick H., age 9, Mexico