“Show and Tell,” Friend, Aug. 2012, 38–39
I read the Book of Mormon out loud every day with my family before I go to school. This has helped me practice my reading. When I got my report card, I was the most advanced reader in my class. I know it is from reading the scriptures that I have become a good reader. It makes me smile when I read the Book of Mormon.
Caleb W., age 7, Wyoming
A few days before I started first grade, I was feeling a little nervous. We learned about priesthood blessings in Primary, so I asked my dad to give me a blessing to help me not feel so nervous. He did, and afterward I felt much better. I am grateful for the priesthood and that my dad can give me a blessing when I need it most.
Ellie R., age 6, Utah
One Sunday, my Primary teacher taught us about faith. She helped us plant sunflower seeds. I took mine home and planted them in the flowerbed. It took a long time, but we got a lot of rain and sun, and the sunflowers grew taller than our house! Our faith can grow big like the sunflowers. We need to pray, read the scriptures, and keep the commandments. My mom says that if I give my faith the things it needs, it will grow tall and strong like my sunflowers.
Michael H., age 8, Tennessee
We had a family home evening lesson on modesty. I learned that we should dress modestly to respect ourselves because our bodies are temples. I’ve noticed that there are many people who do not dress modestly. That makes me sad because they are not doing what Heavenly Father wants us to do. I want to dress modestly and try my best to choose the right. I know that it is the best way for me to be able to return to Heavenly Father.
Haley C., age 5, Indiana
Temples are great in every single way,
Beautiful and sacred to this very day.
Standing firm on their foundations
As a light unto the world—
Beautiful buildings being unfurled.
When I am twelve, I will go in.
There the Lord’s work I will begin!
Asiel V., age 11, Texas