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Sunday, January 6, 2013

John's Talk

John gave a talk in primary today. He did a great job except when a stack of chairs tipped over and he said, "What was that?" The kids all laughed at that and he felt a little silly. The following is the text of the talk. Hi my name is John Frame. I will have by birthday this week. I will turn twelve years old. This is my last week in Primary, so I want to give a talk. I was baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. I know that the Holy Ghost is real and that he teaches us what is true. One day in my primary class I watched a Mormon message on the internet. People were singing the song, "I am a Child of God". After I watched it, my teacher (he whispered Sister McClain) asked me how I felt. I told her that I was tearing up. I said that they were happy tears. She said that it was the Holy Ghost telling me that God loved me. Then Sister McClain said that she had happy tears too. she said that I was very special that that we had just had a special experience and that we should never forget. I said that it was a miracle. Last week Sister McClain said that if I worked really hard to receive the Priesthood my parents would be very happy. When she said that, I said, "I feel the Holy Spirit." I had happy tears again. Siter McClain noticed that I had goose-bumps on my arms and she told me that when we feel the Holy Ghost sometimes we have happy tears, sometimes we feel happy in our hearts, and sometimes we have goose-bumps. (The chairs fell over at this point) I am so glad that I got baptized even though I was scared of the water because now I have the gift of the Holy Ghost. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Sister McClain said that she had been working with him for 6 weeks on giving that talk and because today was his very last chance to do it in primary he agreed. Andy McClain was called today on special assignment to be John's helper in priesthood. Sister McClain said he is really excited about it. I've been praying about John his whole life. They are an answer to many prayers on what to do with John when he turned twelve.