Bee-ing a Missionary

    “Bee-ing a Missionary,” Friend, September 2016, 14–15

    Friends Who Stand Tall

    Bee-ing a Missionary

    Bee-ing a Missionary

    Hi, I’m Jesse!

    Every member can be a missionary. My stake president in California gave us a challenge to share the gospel. When I had to give a school report on a state in the United States, I knew this was my chance!

    The Challenge

    My teacher asked us to pick a U.S. state and build a diorama, or a miniature scene. I told my teacher I wanted Utah. I’ve been to Utah many times on family vacations. I wanted to learn more about the “Beehive State.” And I thought it might help me with missionary work!

    Fun Facts

    I learned that the golden spike that linked the First Transcontinental Railroad was placed in Utah. I put a picture of the Salt Lake Temple in my project. I also wrote facts about President David O. McKay (1873–1970) because he is my grandpa’s favorite prophet.

    The Beehive

    I wanted to show my class our Savior’s beautiful creations in my diorama. I covered a box in bees and designed it like a beehive. Beehives remind us to work as hard as bees to spread the gospel.

    The Buzz about Bee-ing a Missionary

    I took my school project to the open house. Everyone loved my bee box! My teacher gave me an A+! I hope people will see what a great place Utah is. Maybe they will ask questions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I can’t wait until I’m old enough to go on a mission and share the gospel even more!

    Jesse’s Tips for Standing Tall

    • Listen to the Spirit’s promptings.

    • Don’t use bad language or use the Lord’s name in vain.

    • If something bad is going on, walk away or find other activities to do that make you feel better.

    • Look for opportunities to help others.