Left: illustration by Greg Newbold; right: illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley
One day at recess, Isabella saw a girl who was crying because someone had said something mean to her. Isabella felt bad for the girl and walked over to comfort her. “Would you like to play with me?” she asked the girl.
That day Isabella served with her heart. She followed the example of Jesus Christ and showed love to someone in need. We can show our love for Heavenly Father by serving others with our heart, our might, our mind, and our strength. We can serve with our whole selves!
How do we serve with our heart? We can serve with our heart by showing love and kindness to others. We care about what others need. When we serve cheerfully, we are serving with our heart.
How do we serve with our mind? We can serve with our mind by thinking of ways to help others. When we see needs of those around us and think about what we could do to help, we are serving with our mind.
How do we serve with our might and strength? Serving with our might and strength could be doing chores and working hard to help others. We can often bless and serve older people by doing things that are hard for them to do.
As a family, decide on some things you could do together as you serve with your whole self. Explain that whenever we serve others, we are serving Heavenly Father.
Song and Scripture
“Called to Serve,” Children’s Songbook, 174
Serving with Your Whole Self
Choose a way you would like to serve from each of the areas below or think of your own ideas. After you have finished with one act of service, color in the shape next to the description.
Tell your parents or siblings that you love them.
Do something kind for someone who is alone.
Write a letter to a grandparent or another important person.
Offer to help a brother or sister with homework.
Help plan a family service project.
Might and Strength
When your parents ask you to do something, work hard at it.
Help a brother or sister with a chore.
Rake leaves, pull weeds, or do something else to help your family.