“Childviews,” Friend, Feb. 2003, inside front cover


Following the Spirit

On the day of tithing settlement, I was getting ready to go with my family to talk with the bishop. I couldn’t find my money. After looking in all the normal places for a while, I was getting worried that I couldn’t be a full-tithe payer. I prayed and felt prompted to look under the couch in our living room. The couch seemed like an unusual place to look, but I followed the Spirit and went to look there. My change purse with the money in it was right where I was prompted to look! I was happy that I followed the prompting and that I could go to tithing settlement and be a full-tithe payer. I am so glad that I received the gift of the Holy Ghost when I was baptized, because He will help me and guide me throughout my life.
Ashley Field, age 9
Wildwood, Missouri

Sharing Our Beliefs

I have found that a good way to share our beliefs with my teachers and classmates at school is to do reports on gospel topics whenever I can. This school year, I was assigned to prepare an essay and a project on a leader I admired, so I chose the prophet Brigham Young.

My project included making a diorama of a pioneer wagon train (see the photo). I was able to make the wagons and oxen quite easily by using the pattern on pages 24–25 of the July 2001 issue of the Friend.

Last year, when my class did a unit on architecture, I chose to report on the Salt Lake Temple. I even made a model of it using sugar cubes. If you would like to find a way to talk to people about the gospel, why not try using school assignments?
Niles Wimber, age 9
McDonough, Georgia


I always pray at night before I go to bed, and in the morning. When I do this, I feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. This feeling lets me know that They love me.
Aubree Vargha, age 5
Prescott, Arizona

Illustrated by Brad Teare