Helping Gilly

    “Helping Gilly,” Friend, October 2017

    Helping Gilly

    Helping Gilly

    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.