I Am a Child of God
January 2008

“I Am a Child of God,” Friend, Jan. 2008, insert

I Am a Child of God

“All of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:6).

There are wonderful children, including you, who live all over the world. They may wear different clothes than you do, eat different kinds of food, speak different languages, and live in homes unlike yours, but you are all children of God, and He loves you.

Remove this poster from the magazine. Carefully cut along the dotted lines. With the scripture side forward, attach the 12 squares in numerical order to a wall or place the poster can be seen easily.

Each month, look up the scripture reference or read the quote from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (Liahona, Oct. 2004, 49; Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102) printed on the square. Memorize the scripture or statement if possible. When you have finished, turn the square over, and reattach it to the wall.

By the end of the year, your map will be complete, you will see some of your friends around the world, and you will have learned some of the important blessings and opportunities you receive as a child of God.

In each issue this year, you will find a Coloring Page with a theme and a scripture. You can color the picture, and hang it near the poster.

Additional copies of the poster (item no. 02259) are available from Church distribution centers.

world map with monthly activity text, left
world map with monthly activity text, right

1. January

I am a child of God, and He has a plan for me.

“All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny” (proclamation, paragraph 2).

2. February

The scriptures teach me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and how to return to Them.

2 Nephi 4:15

3. March

Jesus Christ is my Savior.

1 John 4:14

4. April

I will follow the prophet.

Amos 3:7

5. May

Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family. I can strengthen my family now.

“The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children” (proclamation, paragraph 1).

6. June

The temple is a blessing for me and my family.

D&C 124:40

7. July

Because I know we are all children of God, I will share the gospel with others.

D&C 18:15

8. August

I will show my faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized and confirmed.

D&C 68:27

9. September

I can pray to Heavenly Father, and He will hear and answer my prayers.

Mark 11:24

10. October

Because I am His child, I will serve God with all my heart, might, mind, and strength.

D&C 4:2

11. November

I am thankful to know that we are all children of God.

D&C 59:7

12. December

I love my Savior Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.

2 Nephi 25:26

children around the world, left
children around the world, right

Illustrations by Adam Koford