Miguel’s New Primary

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“Miguel’s New Primary,” Friend, Mar. 2010, 32–33

Miguel’s New Primary

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19).

1. The first Sunday after Miguel moved to a new city, his mother took him to church. They went to meet his new Primary class.

2. When they got to the classroom door, Miguel grabbed Mom’s hand. “She isn’t my teacher, Mom. Where is Sister Dominguez?”

3. Mom knelt to talk with Miguel. “We live in a different city now, and we are going to meet new friends—like your new Primary teacher.”

4. “I don’t want a new teacher,” Miguel said. “I want to go home to my old house and be with my old teacher.”

5. “I know it isn’t easy to move to a new place,” Mom said. “But some things will be the same. You will sing Primary songs, pray, and listen to talks.”

6. “I will?” Miguel asked. “What else will be the same?”

“Your new Primary teacher will teach you about Jesus—just as Sister Dominguez did.”

7. Miguel let go of Mom’s hand and sat down in a chair in his new Primary class.

8. After class, Mom came to get Miguel.

“Mom, you were right! We sang, prayed, and listened to talks. My new Primary teacher said Jesus loves me. It is the same!”

Illustrations by Craig Stapley