“Article of Faith 11,” Friend, Oct. 2015, 43
“We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”
In the early days of the Church, some people did not want members of the Church to hold meetings or build temples. But Heavenly Father wants all people to respect other people’s churches and religions. A privilege is a special opportunity. Worshipping includes praying, going to church, and reading scriptures. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to worship in the way they believe.
The missionaries taught me the gospel when I was 10. When I asked my dad if I could be baptized, I was so sad when he said no. I prayed and had faith in the Lord. I asked my dad a couple more times. One night I asked, and he said yes. I was so excited! That night I prayed to Heavenly Father and said thank you. On Sunday I got baptized. So have faith and pray to the Lord.
Quirino S., age 11, Utah, USA
Eleven rhymes with heaven, and Article of Faith 11 is about our freedom to worship Heavenly Father.
Memorize Article of Faith 11.
What blessings do you have because you’re a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Write your ideas in your journal.
Have you ever seen someone get teased because of what they believe? What could you say to stand up for them?
I challenge myself to …