Helping Gilly

“Helping Gilly,” Friend, October 2017

Helping Gilly

Friend Magazine 2017/10 Oct

Illustrations by Shawna JC Tenney

A new girl moved into my ward when I was just starting fifth grade. Her name was Gilly (short for Gillian).

Gilly was in my Primary class. But she stopped coming to church for a while. One Sunday I called and told her that the other girls in my class and I missed her and hoped to see her at church again. And we did see her at church again!

Now I go to middle school and sit by Gilly in health class, along with two other girls from our Primary class. I really enjoy being a missionary now and a friend. I like helping people feel happy and fit in. I want people to feel the Spirit and the same warm happiness that I feel at church.