For Little Friends

By Pat Graham

I Love Heavenly Father

We believe in God, the Eternal Father (A of F 1:1).
I love Heavenly Father
Like rain loves to pour,
Like bees love to buzz,
Like birds love to sing,
Like monkeys love to climb,
Like bears love to sleep,
Like fish love to swim,
Like stars love to shine.
And Heavenly Father loves me.

[illustrations] Illustrated by David Deitrick; photos by Christina Smith


Nephi followed God’s commands.
He tried to do what’s right.
He read the scriptures, searched, and prayed—
In this he did delight.
He went back to Jerusalem
And got the plates of brass.
He built a ship with God’s own plans,
The ocean they did pass.
They made it to the promised land
With all their families.
Together they gave thanks to God,
Praying on bended knees.

[illustration] Illustrated by Val Chadwick Bagley

Happy New Year

To find out who is holding the banner, connect dots 1 to 49. Then color the picture.

Snowball Snack

2 packages (8 ounces/227 g each) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup strawberry jam

1 whole graham cracker, crushed

1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided

3 apples, sliced

vanilla cookies

  1. 1.

    In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, jam, crushed graham cracker, and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar together until blended. With clean hands, form the mixture into a ball.

  2. 2.

    Place the remaining powdered sugar onto a dinner plate. Roll the ball in the powdered sugar until it is completely covered.

  3. 3.

    Serve the “snowball” with apple slices and vanilla cookies.

[photo] Photo by Craig Dimond