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All Are Called

We are all given gifts from God. We use them to do good.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Doctrine and Covenants 164:6a

“I Am Amazing” by Janné Grover
“All Are Called” CCS #606

Helping Hands

Did you know that our hands can be the way we help and bless others? We can do many helpful things with our hands. The sacrament of laying on of hands for the sick is an example.

Make a “helping hands” mobile to show ways you can help. On construction paper, trace around your hands. Write or draw on the paper hands what you can do to help someone else. Ideas can be: greet visitors who come to church, welcome a new child to your class and show them around, send a card to a sick person, help with church chores, etc.) Cut out the hands, punch a hole in the top, and hang the pairs of hands on a coat hanger to make a mobile. (For a bigger challenge, draw your ears, eyes, or trace your feet. Write what you can do with these parts of your body to help and bless others).

Use your hands to play a game called “Electricity.” Sit in a circle and hold hands. A person whose first name begins with “E” (like “electricity”) will start the electrical current by gently squeezing the hand of the person on their right. (If you have no “E” names, go to the next closest letter of the alphabet.) Then each person will pass the current along. How can joy, blessings, and good actions spread like electricity from person to person? We will show God’s love with our helping hands.

Keywords: helping, hands, game, All Are Called, mobile, mission, craft

The Places You’ll Go

Read the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss? It is written for everyone who doesn’t know where their life will take them. Where is a “place” that you will go? Do you think you will go to “The Waiting Place”—where people wait for something to happen? Or do you believe that “all are called” and you may be at the beginning of a wonderful, exciting, meaningful journey? Think about your hopes and dreams for now, and for the future. As Dr. Seuss writes, “Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98¾% guaranteed.)”

Where can you make a difference and share your gifts right now?

How do you want to share your gifts when you are older (Who do you want to “be” when you grow up? What do you want to “do”?)

Keywords: story, lifelong learning, gifts, All Are Called