4.16.2008

Building Testimonies


“All we ask of you is that in the hearts of these children who come under your watch, care and direction, you will so inspire them that nothing in this world will be dearer to them than the Gospel.” -President Ezra Taft Benson

That's my goal. Always has been, always will be. That the children I associate with, laugh with, feel the Spirit with and love deeply will have nothing that matters more to them in their lives than the gospel. I believe that this generation of children is smarter, stronger-willed and more in tune with the Spirit than ever before. I feel so deeply the responsibility I have to teach them, nurture them and love them.

I want to see them soaking up their scriptures. I want to hear them singing the Primary songs together and feeling the Spirit as they do. I want their testimonies to take root and begin to flourish. I know they will need that knowledge and strength as they progress through their lives.

I love each one and want more than anything to inspire them, that the love of the gospel is buried deep in their hearts.

11 comments:

Jori said...

I adore you, and how much you LOVE children. It is inspiring. I agree with you. This is an amazing generation that is growing up.

Ashley said...

If everyone was like Jan Mason this world would have NO problems! Thanks for those comments.

100 Percent Cottam said...

so awesome, mama!!! i love it.

hoLLy said...

that picture is precious! i love your thoughts and the quotes you shared-thanks!

Christina said...

Great thoughts. I want those same things for my kids. For all kids, but especially my kids!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful thoughts and definitely worthy aspirations. Did I tell you I'm doing primary music now? I actually REALLY enjoy it and it's strengthened MY testimony more than anything. Oh and I'm actually using my degree... that helps :)

Natalie Scott said...

You are succeeding 100%!

Mia said...

I love how much you love the little ones. I love that you want them to have testimonies that match their big big Spirits.

Sandy said...

I love how much you adore little ones and your positive outlook on life. Beautiful thoughts from a beautiful soul.

Hacking it up said...

You are doing JUST THAT Jan!!! Thanks for all you do for our children!!!

Tiburon said...

Such fantastic thoughts! Your love for kids is contagious :)