“Our Creative Friends,” Friend, July 2008, 32–33
Winter, summer, spring, and fall,
God created them all.
Birds, snow, grass, and trees,
God created all of these.
Joe, Sally, Bob, and Gus,
God created all of us.
Tanner K., age 9, Kansas
You should always pay your tithing,
One-tenth of what you’ve earned.
Pay your tithing before you go buying.
And that is what I’ve learned.
Samuel M., age 10, Utah
The pioneers had faith so strong,
They pulled handcarts with hearts in song.
And every night they bowed their heads
Before they got into their beds.
At morn they walked in rain or snow
Or winds that howl or winds that blow,
Some with bare feet, stained with blood,
Some with boots too small or in mud.
They barely had enough to eat,
But they sure had the devil beat!
The times were tough, as you can see,
But miracles came to be.
So then it was that final day
When anyone could shout, “Hooray!”
It was a special day, you know,
When they reached the valley-o!
Alyssa L., age 10, Minnesota
Captain Moroni was so brave.
He made a covenant he would save
The lives of his family, children, and friends,
And go to defend their cities, their lands.
To be a warrior brave and true,
He believed in their freedom and what they should do.
To be a true people and work their way through
The hardships in life that we might go through.
Shiloh P., age 8, Queensland, Australia