Show and Tell

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“Show and Tell,” Friend, Feb. 2013, 38–39

Show and Tell


The Lord protects us every day

From falling off horses that go neigh.

So, young children, follow God’s plan,

And He will lead you to the promised land.

So, children, God will keep you safe,

If in Him you will just have faith.

Israel Z., age 10, Florida, USA

Kynnady C., age 6, Utah, USA

Tenna C., age 11, Nevada, USA

Amy S., age 6, Minnesota, USA

Coulson R., age 8, Utah, USA

Daniel K., age 11, Ireland

The children in the Morton Ward, Peoria Illinois Stake, learned how scripture study changes lives by studying butterflies. Over a period of weeks, they learned Book of Mormon stories and watched live caterpillars build chrysalises. By the time their caterpillars had grown into butterflies, their testimonies of the scriptures had grown as well!

Aubree Q., age 7, Colorado, USA, likes to draw, paint, dance, and sing. She is a good friend because she tries to think about her friends’ needs first and help them. She also enjoys making people laugh. She loves her family.

Cayden, Camden, and Carston S., ages 8, 6, and 4, Texas, USA, like learning about the scriptures and look forward to family home evening. They enjoy swimming, playing games, and going to the park. They love Jesus and try to follow His example.

I play baseball. The coach had practices on Sundays. I remembered My Gospel Standards and told the coach I could not come. Unfortunately, my coach was not understanding. During the season I batted twelfth in the lineup because I missed Sunday practices. This made me sad, but my parents told me to work hard at the other practices and games. By the end of the season I was batting sixth in the lineup. I know Heavenly Father blessed me for keeping the Sabbath day holy. My team made it to the semifinals, but the game was on Sunday. I again chose to miss the game. My team lost, but I knew I had done the right thing because I felt good inside.

Joseph P., age 11, Alabama, USA

When I was at my friend’s house, we put up a tent in the backyard. My friend brought out a small TV and put a movie in. There were some things in the show that I felt weren’t good. I said, “We should put on another movie.” My friend said that there weren’t any more bad parts, but I said we should watch something else just in case. We put in another movie that was better. I felt good that I made the right choice and that my friend listened to me.

Kaitlyn L., age 10, Yukon Territory, Canada

My mom was collecting blankets and warm clothing to send to a refugee camp. She told me some children don’t have any blankets to keep warm. I found my favorite blanket, my “cloud blankie,” which is blue with clouds on it. I brought it to my mom and told her I wanted to donate it. She asked if I was sure, and I said yes. It was really hard for me to give up my favorite blanket. I knew I would miss it, but I did it anyway. I knew it would help another child.

Megan B., age 7, Ohio, USA

When I was six, I climbed a tree in my backyard and got stuck. I cried and cried, but then something told me to pray, so I prayed that my mom would come and get me. She came right out of the house and got me down. I know that the Holy Ghost is real and that God answers our prayers.

Mike W., age 8, Arkansas, USA