Aiyana (6yo): October
Prayer is reverent communication between God and Me. I can pray to God, and he hears me. When I get scared I pray to God to keep me safe. At night I say my bedtime prayers. From reading scriptures, they have taught me how to pray. I have learned that God may not answer my prayers right away, but He does when the time is right. Through my prayers I have developed a strong bond with God. I love going to church whenever I can.
Cameron (10yo): June
The theme for the month of June was “The first principles and ordinances of the gospel make it possible for me to live with God again.” We talked about faith in Jesus Christ leads us to love Him, trust Him, and keep His commandments. The next week we learned that repentance brings forgiveness. On the third week, we talked about when we are baptized we make a covenant. On the fourth week, I learned that the Holy Ghost comforts me and guides me. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Gabe (my 3yo): September
The gospel will be preached in all the world. “This gospel shall be preached unto every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (D&C 133:37). I can be a missionary now by going to church and singing.
Caden (my 6yo): May
The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored. “I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Joseph Smith—History 1:17)
Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. He made the first temple. He got the priesthood and was baptized, and that makes me happy. The bad guys killed Joseph Smith, and I feel sad. I know he was a real prophet.
Honesty (7yo): June
My topic is “The first principles and ordinances of the gospel make it possible for me to live with God again.” The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are 1) faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, 2) repentance, 3) baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, 4) laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
We need faith in Jesus Christ because it will help us love Him, trust Him, and learn to choose the right and keep the commandments. God said if we keep His commandments, we will be able to go up in heaven with Him.
Repentance is when you do something bad and make it right by saying sorry and not doing it again. We have to feel sorry for doing bad things so that we can choose the right and go to heaven and live with God someday. In Enos 1:5–8, it says: “Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee and thou shalt be blessed . . . because of thy faith in Christ . . . thy faith hath made thee whole.”
Baptism is when we get dunked under the water and all the bad stuff gets washed away. We make a covenant or promise with God to choose the right. Baptism is the gate that leads to eternal life.
After we are baptized, we are given the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost gives us comfort and helps us do what we need to do and choose the right. He is a great friend that walks with us on the path back home to live with God.
Kaydin (4yo): November
Reverence is love and respect for God. When I say my prayers I am showing God how much I love Him. Also I am showing God that I have respect for Him. I also take part in sacrament, which is showing my love for God.
Sharing Time: Which child's testimony touched you in your ward's/branch's Primary presentation?