Sharing Time: A Day and a Promise to Remember

    “Sharing Time: A Day and a Promise to Remember,” Friend, Mar. 1983, 10

    Sharing Time:

    A Day and a Promise to Remember

    Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5.)

    Your baptism day is a day to remember. You may want to take a picture of the place where you were baptized to put in your Book of Remembrance. Each time you take the sacrament, you will be reminded of the promise, or covenant, you made when you were baptized. As you learn to follow Jesus’ teachings, you will be keeping your promise.

    The ordinance of baptism has been done in many places, but to be acceptable to our Heavenly Father, the one being baptized must be immersed in water by someone having proper priesthood authority.

    Instructions: Color the large picture. Use small pictures to tell the baptism story to someone you love.


    Illustrated by Karen Sharp Foster

    Sharing Time Ideas

    1. Prepare pictures for use as a flip chart.

    2. Type or write the description of each picture on a separate slip of paper and tape slips underneath classroom chairs. Ask children to look under their chairs. If a child finds a slip of paper, ask him or her to come to the front of the room, read the description, and identify the picture that it describes. You could also cite scripture references or add other explanatory details.

    3. Make copies of the page for each child, and provide crayons for coloring.

    4. Volunteers could tell about their baptism day.

    1. Baptism began with Adam (Moses 6:64–66) and has continued whenever the priesthood has been on the earth.

    2. Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist (Mark 1:9).

    3. Alma baptized more than two hundred people in the waters of Mormon (Mosiah 18:12–17).

    4. Children today are usually baptized in a baptismal font in a stake center, tabernacle, or meetinghouse.

    5. Each temple has a baptismal font where baptisms for the dead are performed.