Prayers and Pumpkins

    “Prayers and Pumpkins,” Friend, November 2017

    Prayers and Pumpkins

    Prayers and Pumpkins

    Illustration by Alyssa Petersen

    Every year in Nauvoo there’s a fun event called the pumpkin walk. There are carved pumpkins along the streets and tasty treats to eat.

    My family and I were walking along the pumpkin walk when, all of a sudden, I couldn’t see my family! I was scared. I walked up and down the street looking for them. I decided to say a prayer. I prayed that I could find my parents. I felt like I should talk to the first missionaries I saw. I also felt that I should walk to the car.

    As I walked toward our car, I saw two missionaries. When I got to them, I realized they weren’t missionaries—it was Elder L. Tom Perry and his wife! They helped me find my family.

    I am grateful I found help when I was lost. I learned that God answers my prayers.