“Show and Tell,” Friend, June 2013, 38–39
Show and Tell
My father helps me every day,
And I want to follow in his ways.
He teaches me to be honest in everything I do.
I love him, and I know he loves me too.
We love each other like no other can.
I’m very glad he’s my dad.
Sophie D., age 9, Colorado, USA
Once when I was watching TV with my brother and sister, my mom needed help in the kitchen. I really wanted to watch TV, but I knew it was the right choice to help clean. So I wiped off the table and swept the floor. I’m glad I chose the right. It felt good to be a Christlike example.
Tessa T., age 6, Idaho, USA
When I was six years old, I participated in a soccer shootout. Soccer players that placed first and second would go to the state competition. I got first place and could go to state, but we found out that it was on Sunday. My dad tried to reschedule it, but they said they could only have it done on Sunday. My parents said I could choose what I wanted to do. I chose not to go. I am glad I chose the right.
Preston G., age 9, Arizona, USA
During lunchtime at school, I was talking to my friend, and he told me that he had never been to church or read the scriptures. I told him that I could give him the scriptures. So I went home and asked my mom if I could use the Book of Mormon that the missionaries had left us to give away. I wrote my testimony in the front and took it to school the next day. I gave it to my friend, and he said thank you. I felt good because I was being a missionary.
Brendan J., age 7, Nevada, USA
My mom had surgery, and I felt encouraged to help. I was so motivated to do the dishes that I cleaned the whole kitchen for her. She was so grateful, and I felt really good inside because I knew that she truly appreciated it.
Emma W., age 11, Hawaii, USA