Sharing Time: Know Who You Are

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“Sharing Time: Know Who You Are,” Tambuli, Nov. 1988, 5

Sharing Time:

Know Who You Are

I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father (1 Ne. 1:1).

You are a child of God, and you are different in many ways from each of His other children. Sometimes the fact that you are different will mean that you must be brave and defend your beliefs without help from others. Lehi, Nephi, Ammon, and other people in the Book of Mormon often had to stand alone and risk their lives because they were loyal to their beliefs. They knew that they were God’s children and that they had something unique and important to accomplish. Knowing that you are a precious child of God will help you to stand righteously and to do the important things that you alone can do.


1. Paste the faces on heavy paper; then color them, cut out, and attach each one to a stick or a pencil.

faces coloring activity

Illustrated by Julie Young

2. Give one to each member of your family to hold up when corresponding description in poem is read.

3. Discuss ways in which family members are alike and ways in which they are different.

Each Child Is Precious

Some faces are round

Some faces are thin,

Some faces are freckled,

Some have a long chin.

Faces of children

Are different, it’s true.

But each child is precious—

There’s only one you.