For Little Friends

By Vicki H. Budge


Letters for Uncle Eddie

When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God (Mosiah 2:17).

1. Jonathan looked at the clock for the eighth time. “Is it time for family home evening?” he asked again.

2. “Yes, we can start now,” Dad said with a smile.

3. Jonathan and his sister, Michelle, were excited. They put paper, pencils, watercolors, and crayons on the table. Everyone sat down on their chairs and folded their arms.

4. After the prayer Dad picked up a letter and read it to them. It was from Uncle Eddie.

5. Uncle Eddie was a missionary in Central America. Jonathan liked to hear about the boys and girls there.

6. When Dad finished reading the letter, everyone began to draw a picture or write a letter to Uncle Eddie. Jonathan drew a picture of Uncle Eddie riding his bike. He drew a picture of him flying away in an airplane to Central America. Then he drew a picture of him teaching a family.

7. “When you are finished, fold your letters and drawings, and we’ll put them in this envelope,” Dad said.

8. Jonathan wrote an extra note before he folded his letter: “Please send more pictures!” Then he signed it, I love you, Jonathan

Illustrations by Elise Black

The Sons of Mosiah

Four sons of Mosiah
(Hold up four fingers)
chose not to be king.
(Shake head, no)
They all went on missions
(Pretend to hold scriptures and walk in place)
the gospel to bring
(Place hands palm up like an open book)
to Lamanite families
(Stretch arms out wide)
all over the land.
(Point your finger in several different places)
Hundreds were baptized.
(Open and close all ten fingers several times)
Now isn’t that grand!
(Put hands on hips and nod yes)

Illustrations by Elise Black

Missionary Activity

Instructions: Color the missionary, then remove this page from the magazine and mount it on heavy paper. Cut out the verses and the figures. Assemble the missionary as illustrated. Use the missionary to show “when I have grown a foot or two” as you either recite or sing the verses in family home evening.

missionary cutouts and poem(click to view larger)

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

I hope they call me on a mission
When I have grown a foot or two.
I hope by then I will be ready
To teach and preach and work
As missionaries do.
I hope that I can share the gospel
With those who want to know the truth.
I want to be a missionary
And serve and help the Lord
While I am in my youth.

(Children’s Songbook, 169)

Note: If you do not wish to remove pages from the magazine, this activity may be copied or printed from the Internet at www.friend.lds.org.