Left: illustration by Mark Jarman; right, clockwise from upper left: illustrations by Jim Madsen, Jared Beckstrand, Eric Barclay, and Celeste Smith
Have you ever eaten something that was so good that you wanted to share it? The prophet Lehi once dreamed that he was eating a piece of delicious fruit. It tasted so good that it “filled [his] soul with exceedingly great joy” (1 Nephi 8:12). Lehi wanted his family to taste that delicious fruit too.
The fruit in Lehi’s dream is like Heavenly Father’s love. Lehi wanted his family to feel Heavenly Father’s love. He wanted to share the gospel with them because he knew it would make them happy.
Children are often very good at sharing the gospel with others.
Eight-year-old Maria saw the missionaries on the streets of Ecuador. She asked them if they would teach her the gospel. The missionaries came to Maria’s home to teach her family. Maria was the first in her family to be baptized. She was very happy when her whole family eventually joined the Church too.
Nine-year-old Eric was so excited about the Primary sacrament meeting presentation that he invited his neighbors to come. They did.
Both of these children shared something precious with people they love. As you share the gospel, your testimony will grow. Like Lehi, you will feel “exceedingly great joy.”
Song and Scripture
“We’ll Bring the World His Truth,” Children’s Songbook, 172–73
You could have each member of the family draw a picture of his or her favorite fruit. Then on the back of the drawing, each person could write how the gospel blesses his or her life. You could then talk together about ways you could share the gospel with friends and neighbors.
Cards to Share
You can share the gospel by sharing a pass-along card. Just glue the cards on the next page onto heavy paper. Then cut the cards out and write your own message on the back.