For Little Friends

By Estherlynn Kindred Lee


I Can Be a Missionary Too

Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work (D&C 4:3).
answering the call
  1. 1.

    Brett was excited. He had just gotten a letter from his big brother Tony. Tony was a missionary. Before Tony left, Brett promised him that he would do missionary work too.

  2. 2.

    Dear Brett, Did you know that when you serve others, you are doing missionary work? I can’t wait to hear about all the missionary work you are doing. Love, Tony

  3. 3.

    Mom, I want to serve others so I can do missionary work like Tony. What can I do?

  4. 4.

    I know Mrs. Hampton could use some help raking her leaves on Saturday. Would that be a good way to do missionary work?

    Yes! Then I could write Tony and tell him all about it.

  5. 5.

    The next Saturday, Brett sat down to write Tony a letter.

    Dear Tony, I hope you are having as much fun as I am doing missionary work. We helped Mrs. Hampton today in her yard. She gave us a plate of cookies. Dad asked her if she wanted to come to church with us, and she said yes. Love, Brett

  6. 6.

    Brett folded the paper and stuck the letter and one leaf from Mrs. Hampton’s yard inside an envelope.

  7. 7.

    I can be a missionary too!

Helps for Parents

  • Show your children a picture of Ammon protecting King Lamoni’s sheep and tell the story (see Alma 17–18). Explain that Ammon’s service gave him an opportunity to share his testimony, just as Brett’s service in the story helped him share the gospel. Do the “Finding King Lamoni’s Sheep” activity on page 34.

  • Make a list with your children of things they can do to be missionaries. Help them set goals to accomplish some of the items on the list.

Illustrations by Scott Peck

Finding King Lamoni’s Sheep

Ammon served King Lamoni by watching over his sheep. Thanks to Ammon’s service, he was able to teach King Lamoni the gospel. Help Ammon serve King Lamoni by finding and writing an X on all 25 scattered sheep.

Samuel the Lamanite

Samuel the Lamanite(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Adam Koford

Samuel the Lamanite was a prophet. He went to Zarahemla and told the wicked Nephites to repent. The Nephites made Samuel the Lamanite leave. Samuel the Lamanite started to walk back to his own land. The Lord told Samuel the Lamanite to return to Zarahemla and say the things the Lord would put into his heart. The Nephites would not let Samuel the Lamanite into Zarahemla. Samuel the Lamanite climbed to the top of the city wall. Samuel the Lamanite told the Nephites they needed to repent and that Jesus would be born in five years. Samuel the Lamanite said a new star would appear when Jesus was born. Samuel the Lamanite told the Nephites that after Jesus died, the sun, moon, and stars would not shine for three days. Some Nephites believed Samuel the Lamanite. Other Nephites did not believe Samuel the Lamanite. Those who did not believe threw rocks and shot arrows at Samuel the Lamanite, but the rocks and arrows did not hit him. Samuel the Lamanite came down from the wall and went back to his own land.