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“Childviews,” Friend, Aug. 2001, inside front cover


The Still, Small Voice

I like to read scripture stories, the Book of Mormon, the Liahona, and the Friend and draw pictures of the people in the scriptures. I go to Primary with my brother, Emerson, 7, and my sister, Hannah, 4.

When I was baptized, I was very happy to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. My Primary teacher taught me that it is a very valuable and priceless gift and that the Holy Ghost becomes my constant companion if I always choose the right.

This summer, my family and I went to Don Arc Beach to join a family reunion. Many of my cousins, uncles, and aunties were there. The beach lies next to a fishing village.

It was low tide when we got there, and I looked around for seashells. I saw something with needlelike things around it. When I went to pick it up, a voice came to my mind and told me to never touch it. I called my brother Ariel and showed him the small, black thing. He told me to not touch it because it is poisonous.

I realized that the voice I heard in my mind was the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost. He warned me, and I obeyed His voice and was OK. It was a good thing that I obeyed it, because if I had touched that sea creature, I would have been poisoned.

Ninianne Emrys Abraham Sojor, age 10
Iligan City, Philippines

The Friend and My Little Sister

I am sixteen years old now, and a Laurel in the Young Women program. I still peek at my sister’s Friend when it comes. My sister’s friends always talk to her about other magazines, some of which are not up to Church standards, and I think it’s great that she talks to them about her Friend. A third grader, she is sharing the gospel! Please continue to provide such a learning tool! (Our family loves its helpful hints when family home evening sneaks up on us!)

Jennifer Austin, age 16
King George, Virginia


We have dandelions in our yard. I love dandelions. They are tall and yellow and pretty, and I like to pick them. I put the dandelions in baskets and give them to my mommy. I know Jesus made dandelions because He loves me.

Alexus Carper, age 3
Spearfish, South Dakota

Illustrated by Kathryn Mitter