For Young Children

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).
  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.

    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 opened an opportunity for him 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 72.

  • 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

For Young Children

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.

find the sheep picture(click to view larger)

Illustration by Arie Van De Graaff

Coloring Page

children looking at nature(click to view larger)

Illustration by Beth Whittaker

Jesus Christ Created the Earth for Me

“For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).