A Friend and a Missionary

    “A Friend and a Missionary,” Friend, July 2018

    Shine Your Light

    A Friend and a Missionary

    photos of a boy from Argentina

    Photographs by Alejandro Gutierrez; Baptism photo courtesy of Facundo’s family

    Hi! My name is Juan Bautista, and I’m from Argentina. I shine my light by sharing the gospel.

    Best Friends

    My best friend Facundo and I have known each other since we were five. We both love football! I invited him to a lot of Church activities.

    Facundo’s First Question

    Once when Facundo was having dinner with us, he asked, “Why does your family always pray?” I said it’s because Heavenly Father blesses us, and this is how we thank Him. He was amazed!

    Family Home Evening

    Facundo came to a family home evening when my brother Benjamin was getting ready for baptism. Facundo felt the Spirit, and he asked if he could get baptized too! My father talked to Facundo’s parents about it.

    The missionaries taught Facundo’s family. Then Facundo and his sister Augustine both got baptized!

    Facundo’s Second Question

    Facundo asked my mom if he would ever know as much as I do about God. She smiled and said that if he studies his scriptures and prays, he could learn even more!

    Juan Bautista’s name means “John the Baptist.”That’s really cool!

    Send Us a Star!

    Jesus asked us to “let [our] light so shine” (Matthew 5:16). How do you let your light shine? Send us a star with your story, photo, and permission. See page 39.

    How Can You Shine?

    • Invite a friend to a Church activity or family home evening.

    • Be a good example of kindness and love.

    • Pray for help and inspiration.