I was rummaging through some of my old letters, and I came across one that brought a nostalgic chuckle.  This was a collection of conversations I had with a child named Iza (Adeliza) as I served as a missionary in the Philippines.

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Me: So who are the prophets?
Iza: Abrham and Moses and Joseph Smith and Noah.
Me: And what do prophets do?
Iza: Well, they take care of animals, and teach all of us children.  If there were no prophets, there’d be no one to build boats and we wouldn’t be here.

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M: How do you feel?
I: Happy?
M: Why?
I: Because if you’re not happy, you’re sad, and no one wants to play with you.

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M: How do you feel?
I: Happy.
M: Where does that feeling come from?
I: You feel it in your heart…because you can’t feel it in your stomach.

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M: Do you think Jesus hears your prayers?
I: Yes
M: How do you know?
I: Because he has ears.

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Sometimes, children have a uniquely sincere insight, a truthfulness that you can’t ignore.  And sometimes, they are the best conduits for God to speak His words…for they are truth-sayers, truth-see-ers, with pure hearts and undefiled minds.

We would do best to listen to them.

The LDS Lamplighter

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