Our Creative Friends

    “Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Feb. 2008, 30–31

    Our Creative Friends

    The First Vision

    When Joseph read James 1:5,

    He decided to pray to God above.

    He didn’t know which church to join,

    But didn’t want to flip a coin.

    He went into a grove of trees,

    And then knelt down upon his knees.

    Then on that peaceful spring day

    He opened his mouth in faith to pray.

    Suddenly, there was a brilliant light

    Above his head. It was very bright!

    Two beings came down from heaven

    On that day when Joseph was 2 x 7.

    The personages were God the Father and His Son,

    Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten one.

    Two members of the Godhead descended from above.

    And Joseph, in his heart, felt heavenly love.

    Joseph C., age 10, Maryland


    Faith is to believe

    What you can’t see.

    To have courage in God.

    Faith can move mountains.

    It’s up to you

    To put faith in you.

    Cade C., age 8, Utah

    God’s Creations

    Every day

    Or every night

    Jesus made earth

    For our delight—

    The animals

    That crawl or hop,

    The water and waves that never stop,

    The grass that waves along the wind,

    Or the life that never ends,

    Our friends or families,

    The sun or sky,

    The clouds we stare at as they fly by,

    The flowers or bugs,

    The birds that are blue,

    Our souls or spirits,

    Our heart that’s true.

    Everything that’s on the earth

    Is made by Jesus

    For our birth.

    Laura B., age 11, Illinois

    Our Living Prophet

    President Hinckley is very dear.

    We listen to him every year.

    He and Heavenly Father are very near.

    They tell us what we need to hear.

    He gave us the family proclamation,

    A statement to the world and nation,

    A plan that began at the time of creation,

    To teach families of their obligations.

    In the Conference Center you will see

    A beautiful pulpit that used to be

    An old black walnut tree,

    Planted by President Hinckley.

    He wrote a book called Way to Be!

    To teach us about his B’s.

    The things he wrote help you and me

    To live with our family eternally.

    He teaches us the right way

    And reminds us to always pray.

    I love to listen to what he’ll say.

    I love the prophet in every way.

    Emily P., age 8, Idaho, with help from her mom

    Kenna F., age 7, California

    Connor W., age 6, Washington

    Annie J., age 7, Maryland

    Morgan B., age 10, Idaho

    Ethan S., age 7, Minnesota

    Benjamin D., age 8, Utah

    Jackson K., age 7, Arizona

    Rachel C., age 9, Alberta, Canada

    Logan V., age 8, Texas

    Ashley B., age 8, Virginia

    Samuel A., age 6, Pennsylvania

    Lauren A., age 7, Michigan

    Blake J., age 3, Nevada

    Makenzi Morgan B., age 11, Utah

    Sofia S., age 5, California