Valentines for a Prophet
June 2001

“Valentines for a Prophet,” Friend, June 2001, 32

Valentines for a Prophet

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!

Valentines for the prophet

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

He’s wise.
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

He’s good.
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

Valentines for the prophet

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

Being prayerful.
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

Being happy.
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.

Dressing modestly.
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

Not stealing.
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


Illustrated by Julie F. Young