A Dream for Dieter
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“A Dream for Dieter,” Friend, July 2021

A Dream for Dieter

Adapted from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Call for Heroes!” (BYU-Pathway Worldwide devotional, Jul. 14, 2020, byupathway.org/devotionals).

Dieter Uchtdorf

When he was a boy, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf loved watching airplanes. He imagined flying one of those big airplanes.

Someday, I want to be a pilot.

Dieter Uchtdorf

But Dieter’s family didn’t have much money. They had been refugees and had to leave their home twice to go to a new country.

Dieter Uchtdorf

While other children played, Dieter worked as a delivery boy to help his family.

Sometimes he felt like his dream was impossible!

Dieter Uchtdorf

But as he grew up, Dieter worked very hard to reach his dreams. He had faith that Heavenly Father would help him.

Dieter Uchtdorf

He joined the air force and trained to be the best pilot he could be.

Dieter Uchtdorf

Finally he reached his dream. He flew big airplanes for many years!

Dieter Uchtdorf

Maybe you wonder if your dreams are possible too.

Dieter Uchtdorf

It may not be easy, but you can do it.

Dieter Uchtdorf

You might face challenges, but they can make you stronger. God is with you every step of the way!

“Work hard. Have faith. Have hope. Trust in God. If you do your part, things will work out.”

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/07 Jul

Illustrations by Cam Kendell