News Release

Church Teaches Children to “Choose the Right”

Children in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons, under their organization called “Primary”, have been taught and encouraged by their teachers to always make the right decisions and make the same choices that Jesus Christ himself would had made had he been in their place.

Children living in the Jinja area of Uganda gave a special presentation and demonstrated virtuous principles they are learning to live by. They sang and chanted songs with messages such as “I will go, I will do the things the Lords commands”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places a high importance on teaching children about God’s plan and helping them follow the example of Jesus Christ. To help accomplish this goal, the Church sponsors the Primary organization for children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years.

Primary is designed to supplement the religious instruction given by parents. Children meet during church worship services each Sunday to discuss Church doctrine, participate in learning activities and sing songs. Children of all ages have the opportunity to participate in these meetings by giving prayers, reading scriptures and giving talks on gospel subjects. During Primary time on Sunday, children also meet in small classes for lessons with other children of the same age. These lessons are taught by adult members of the congregation, who are asked to volunteer their time for this calling.

There are currently over one million children in the Primary organisation of the church throughout the world.


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