“Sharing Time: A Happy Harvest,” Tambuli, Sept. 1987, 8
A Happy Harvest
Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward (D&C 6:33).
Sharing the gospel with someone and helping the person to become a member of the Church can be compared to gardening: First you plant a seed. Then you water the seed and see that it has sunlight. You pull weeds so that the seed can blossom and grow and won’t be crowded out. After much patience and hard work, your garden will ripen and be ready to harvest.
Saying something to a nonmember friend that will help your friend want to know more about the gospel is planting a “testimony seed.” Or if someone who knows a little about the Church is closely watching how you behave, your good example is like sunshine and water helping their testimony seed to grow. It may take many people doing many thoughtful things before that seed is finally ripe and ready to harvest. You may never know about the harvest of the seeds you have planted or helped to grow. But “if ye sow good ye shall also reap good,” and you will be happy too.
1. Glue picture on lightweight cardboard.
2. Connect numbered dots and color picture.
3. Punch holes around picture.
4. Cut piece of yarn about one meter long. Wrap one end tightly with sticky tape so that it will go through the holes. Lace yarn through the holes.