“Standing for the Right,”
Liahona, June 2016, 66–67
Children Who Stand Tall
Standing for the Right Hi, I’m Evan! I live in Ireland, and I like to play a game called hurling. It’s an Irish sport that’s like field hockey. My favorite subject is math. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a blessing to me.
A new boy at school bullied my sisters. I stepped between them and protected my sisters. I also obey the Word of Wisdom. Many students at school drink tea and coffee. When someone offers me tea, I say, “No, thank you.”
I go to a Catholic school. My sisters and I are the only students there who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When my grandma was sick, I asked my teacher if I could say a prayer for her. Everyone in class folded their arms and bowed their heads. I said a prayer out loud in front of the class.
My friends at school see that I’m happy. I set a good example by not swearing or taking the Lord’s name in vain. I can also be an example in my family.
I make goals to keep doing what is right. I help my parents take care of my sisters. When my sisters are scared, I play with them until they forget they are afraid. One time when my parents were away, I told my sister stories until she fell asleep.
It takes courage to live the gospel.
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