Alma’s Baptism Talk
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    “Alma’s Baptism Talk,” Friend, May 2020

    Alma’s Baptism Talk

    Friend Magazine, 2020/05 May

    Illustrations by Josh Black

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if a prophet gave a talk at your baptism? In Mosiah 18:7–11, Alma talked to a group of people who wanted to be baptized. Here’s what he taught them.

    When you are baptized, you agree to follow Jesus Christ and become a member of His Church (see Mosiah 18:8). Copy the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    When you are baptized, you promise, or covenant, to serve God and keep His commandments (see Mosiah 18:10). He promises that the Holy Ghost will help you. Write how the Holy Ghost makes you feel.

    When you are baptized, you agree to help people with their problems. You help carry, or bear, their burdens (see Mosiah 18:8). Write a way you can help someone.

    When you are baptized, you agree to help those who are sad, or mourning. You try to comfort them and help them feel better (see Mosiah 18:9). Write the name of someone who needs comfort.

    When you are baptized, you agree to tell people about God (see Mosiah 18:9). You stand up for what’s right, even if it’s not popular. Write a way you can stand up for what’s right.

    When the people at the Waters of Mormon heard what Alma taught, they were so happy! “They clapped their hands for joy” (Mosiah 18:11). Ask a parent or teacher how being baptized has blessed them. God wants all of His children to have the blessings of being baptized!