“Valentines for a Prophet,” Friend, June 2001, 32
In February, we asked for valentines for the prophet. Your response was astonishing! We received almost thirty thousand valentines, each full of love, wisdom, and faith. If only we could publish them all! The sad truth is, we have space for fewer than one out of three hundred and fifty, and then only a few words per valentine. Please know that even if your name does not appear here, your help was deeply appreciated. Thank you!
I love the prophet because
He loves me.
Rebecca Pugh, 9, Bath, England
He is a seer and revelator.
Jeslyn McGinnis, 10, Pinedale, Wyoming
He is smiley.
Michaud Isaline, 5, Lausanne, Switzerland
He’s Jesus’ friend.
Olivia Harding, 3, Lexington, Kentucky
He is called by our Father in Heaven to speak for Him.
Maloagalelei Taala, 5, Pago Pago, American Samoa
I think he would give me a big hug and a kiss if I could meet him.
Lindsey Rees, 5, Ashburn, Virginia
He has a kind and loving face.
Abigail Hull, 7, Aberdeen, Scotland
He is tender and kind.
Sze-Yu Fan, 10, Hong Kong, China
He loves everybody in the whole world.
Amelita Larson, 6, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
I feel good inside when I listen to him.
Randall O’Dell, 7, Bryan, Texas
He looks like a grandpa.
Emily Burden, 4, Budapest, Hungary
He works for Jesus.
CaLeigh Dellipoali, 3, Stamford, Connecticut
He is a good man.
Feauai Seuea, 10, Sauniatu, Samoa
He is a great example for me.
Rumiana Skotcheva, 13, Sophia, Bulgaria
He teaches me about the Saviour and Heavenly Father.
Francesca James Clementine, 9, Runcorn, England
He loves Jesus Christ, and so do I.
Macy West, 8, Franklin, Indiana
He leads us back to Heavenly Father.
Jared Jensen, 8, Moses Lake, Washington
He’s giving and caring.
Brock Nichols, 10, Lindon, Utah
He tells us true stuff. He tells us what the Savior tells him. He helps us learn how to live with God again.
Cumberland Gap Ward Primary, Knoxville Tennessee Stake
He never lies to me.
Aimee, 7, Rapid City, South Dakota
He is a true prophet, and he tells good stories and jokes.
Jason Langley, 4, Cedar City, Utah
He travels around the world to share the gospel with everyone.
Lauren Peterson, 12, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
He’s nice, and he loves everyone.
Ivy Hill, 7, Smithfield, North Carolina
He’s funny. He gives good speeches.
Jordan Rinber, 7, Las Vegas, Nevada
He knows the way.
Taylor and Brayden Monson, 3 and 2, Arlington, Massachusetts
He helps me to walk in the light.
Jessy Agle, 8, Cypress, California
He helped build more temples so it’s easier to get to one.
Jackson Udy, 9, Columbia, Maryland
He tells me what the Lord wants me to do.
Christian Muhlestein, 8, Laplace, Louisiana
He is my friend.
Jonathan Beer, 6, Berlin, Germany
He helps people.
Madison Redgar, 8, Topeka, Kansas
He is kind and treats everyone the same.
Chris Nenow, 11, Salt Lake City, Utah
He is always smiling and looks happy.
Emily Uhl, 11, Sioux City, Iowa
I know in my heart that he won’t lead me astray.
Rebecca Jones, 10, Aurora, Colorado
He gave my sister a blessing when she had cancer. He helped my whole family feel better.
Tyler Mckinley, 5, Simpsonville, South Carolina
When times are hard and I’m about to do something wrong, I think of him and his teachings, and it stops me.
Sierra Crowley, 11, Mesa, Arizona
He sets a good example.
Kyle Gurr, 10, American Fork, Utah
Jenny Cuevas, 10, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
He’s kind and courteous. He loves everyone and does everything he is told by Heavenly Father. He teaches us not to judge things from the outside but from the inside. He tells us what we should do and should not do, and he knows what he’s talking about.
Shelley 7th Ward Primary, Shelley Idaho Stake
He’s so cute.
Kate Johnson, 4, Morton Grove, Illinois
Josh Roode, 4, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
He says “please,” like me.
Meilani Tew, 3, Payson, Utah
He cares about me.
Lewis Wearne, 6, Copiapo, Chile
He has such a great sense of humor, and he talks directly to us.
Zach Edens, 10, Fairfax, Oklahoma
I met him when he came to Guam.
Nephi Aros, 5, Guam
I will follow him by
Obeying his counsel and guidance.
Ane Marie Faka’osi, 9, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Caring about others the way he cares about me.
Cami Fuhriman, 10, Salt Lake City, Utah
Keeping the commandments.
Mark Remington, 11, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Reading my scriptures.
Courtney Jane Donald, 6, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Preaching the word of God.
Chinonso Ibeachi, 9, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Loving all the people around me.
Kimberly Jeo, 5, Singapore
Sharing my toys with my brother and sister. Setting a good example.
Christopher Webb, 4, and Erik Webb, 6, Rimbo, Sweden
Always repenting of my sins and not repeating them.
Kylie Woon, 10, Shanghai, China
Following his good example.
Sebastian Nanena, 8, London, England
Going to church.
Kayleann Solomone, 7, Suva, Fiji
Following the six B’s.
Felisha Trumpet, 11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mark Norton, 11, Billingham, England
Standing up for what I believe in.
Courtney Stutznegger, 10, West Linn, Oregon
Going to video conference and listening to him.
Jared Mayer, 11, Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Being a good girl for Mummy and Daddy.
Kayley Forsyth, 2, Glasgow, Scotland
Christian Diaz, 4, Bronx, New York
Trying to be like Jesus.
Megan McAdams, 11, Broadview Heights, Ohio
Choosing the right.
Victoria Ngawaka, 10, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Telling the truth and helping at home.
Kong Xiong, 6, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Not drinking, smoking, or using drugs.
Brittany Mundell, 10, Fairmont, West Virginia
Doing my chores. Saving money for my mission. Not having multiple piercings in my ears.
Calvin Latour, 10, and Iris Latour, 11, Oosterbeek, Netherlands
Obeying my mother and father.
Tatyana Wright, 6, Washington, D.C.
Ashley Fairwell, 9, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Praying for him.
Melissa Eging, 4, Sparta, New Jersey
Being nice to others and always telling the truth.
Ryan Mullinax, 4, Las Vegas, Nevada
Treating others the way I want to be treated.
Brittney Johnston, 8, Kapolei, Hawaii
Being a good girl and not hitting my brother.
Shalynn Randall, 4, Lincoln, Nebraska
Getting baptized when I am eight.
Nate, 5, Bemidji, Minnesota
Preparing to go to the temple.
Tausha Sutherland, 10, Laurel, Montana
Doing what he tells me to do.
John Zeuhike, 8, Cadillac, Michigan
Being clean, humble, grateful, smart, true, and prayerful. And having family home evening.
Craig Lewis, 8, and Jakob Lewis, 6, O’Fallon, Missouri
Keeping my baptismal covenants.
Lauren Bush, 11, Topsham, Maine
Not watching bad movies.
Kevin O. Lunt, 10, Charleston, Illinois
Loving all people, no matter their skin color or anything else.
Ben Hughes, 11, Grants Pass, Oregon
Going on a mission.
Lexie Wagoner, 6, Snellville, Georgia
Not forgetting to pay my tithing when I get my allowance, listening to the Holy Ghost, listening to conference, helping people with no home and no money, being very nice, setting an example, caring for one another, keeping the Sabbath day holy, and trying to be as righteous as possible.
North Shore 2nd Ward Primary, Wilmette Illinois Stake
Dana Holland, 5, Wilmington, Delaware
Going to school and learning.
Lucas, 10, Mesa, Arizona
Having more faith.
Emily Liscom, 8, Melbourne, Florida
Being kind to children.
Collin Foster, 7, Prattville, Alabama
Cleaning up my room if I make a mess.
Haylee Lovelace, 5, Huntsville, Arkansas
Using good language.
Alan Lochridge, 10, Dillon, Montana
Doing what he says.
Genevieve Bee, 8, Homer, Alaska