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God's friends

Use this issue to talk with young children about how God’s friends see God’s love and share it with others. Stories tell about Jesus and Zacchaeus; Julian of Norwich; Ashley, 5, who speaks four languages; a first birthday; passing the peace in church; and children painting, dancing and farming. You’ll also learn American Sign Language and make a Lenten calendar.

Cover

Cover - God's friends
By Ashley Yazdani

Yellow slide
Story by Kevin Boozer
Illustration by Lisa Cinelli 

Passing Of The Peace
Story by Annie Haverlah
Illustrations by Ashley Yazdani

Fingerpainting
By Kevin Boozer

Julian's Visions
Story by Laura Gifford
Illustration by Kate Cosgrove

Ashley's words
Story by Beth Lockhard
Photo by Dorothy Sparks 

Farmers
Story by Annie Haverlah
Illustration by Craig Orback

See me dance!
By Demarquis Johnson

Read With Me: Jesus saw Zacchaeus 
Story by Amy Jandrisevits
Illustrations by Kirsten Sevig

Sing & Sign: Friend of God
Illustrations by Sally Springer
Text by Glenys Nellist
Tune: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Activity: Make a Lenten calendar
Text by Evelyn Christensen

Can you find...

Jamison - dove winnerdove winnerFind the dove
Toren, age 7 (right)

Letter to adults
Text by Elizabeth Hunter



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