Heavenly Father’s Helpers
    Footnotes

    “Heavenly Father’s Helpers,” Friend, Oct. 2008, 32–33

    Heavenly Father’s Helpers

    Teach them to love one another, and to serve one another (Mosiah 4:15).

    1. Bailey and Caroline were eating their breakfast. Bailey asked:

      Mommy, what are we going to do today?

      Today is Saturday.

      Hooray! That means Daddy will be home.

    2. Just then Dad came in and gave everyone a kiss.

      Good-bye, I’ll be back for lunch.

      Then he rushed out the door.

    3. Bailey was sad. She looked out the window to see him drive away.

      Mommy, where is Daddy going? I wanted to be his helper today.

    4. A new family is moving into our ward. Heavenly Father loves this family, and they need help. Today, Daddy is Heavenly Father’s helper.

      I want to be Heavenly Father’s helper too.

    5. After Bailey finished breakfast, she went to her bedroom. She put on her red shirt and blue overalls. She also put on her socks and shoes.

    6. When Mom called her to the kitchen, she went quickly.

      See, Mommy, I got dressed and came when you called me. I’m helping.

      Thank you.

    7. Later, Bailey helped Mom sort the clean socks and put them in the right drawers.

    8. She also helped Caroline build a block tower.

    9. When it was lunchtime, Bailey set the table.

    10. Just as they sat down to eat, Bailey heard Dad open the door. She ran and jumped into his arms.

      Daddy! You were Heavenly Father’s helper today, and I was too.

      Is that right?

      Can we be Heavenly Father’s helpers together after lunch?

      I’d like that.

    Illustrations by Julie F. Young