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I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

As we began our study of the Bible again (we are on a 3-year study cycle), my class decorated one wall with the best thing I could think of — themselves.  What better part of creation to highlight than children? Each child was traced on blank newsprint.  Then they got to decorate themselves as they wanted.  Most of them chose to put the same clothes on they were wearing that day.  I took pictures of their faces to add to the bodies.  Aren’t they a bunch of cuties?


  1. Hi Betty! Thank you for the wonderfully fun idea! I’d like to incorporate this into our Haiti mission work–how do you make the face picture as large as you did that it fit the drawn body?

    • I printed the faces as large as an 8 1/2×11 piece of paper allows. It worked out just right.

    • That is not something I did. I belever it is Diana’s.

  2. Due to limited funds for paper printing, I am offering my updated We Believe Because material on a flash drive. If you have an interest, send me an email at betty@christiancourier.com.

  3. Betty, I am interested in seeing your updated version. I own the original and have taught it in every congregation I have lived. whisperam@hotmail.com

  4. I had difficulty with the cd. The zip flash drive works better. I will make it available in July when I return from a trip.

  5. If anyone is interested in my We Believe Because, please let me know. I have finished the project. But it may not be in print for a while. However, I can put it on a disc.
    Betty Jackson

    • Betty,
      I let someone borrow my lesson book of “We Believe Because” and I would love to have another copy of it. I would be happy to purchase one, but I can’t find it anywhere. If you could email me with contact information, that would be wonderful.

      • Tanya,
        Please send me an email at betty@christiancourier.com. I can send the material – a pdf on a cd – but will need your address, etc.
        Thanks for your interest.

    • I’ve just been reading about the series and I am interested in receiving it.

    • Betty, I love your We Believe Because lessons! I taught them several years ago and someone never returned my books after borrowing them. I would love to have a copy of the disc you have, or the books. Please contact me with instructions for how to obtain them if still available. Thank you for your service to our Lord!

  6. This is a wonderful idea. My question is, where do I find blank newsprint?

    • You can buy end rolls at the local newspaper office. It’s usually pretty inexpensive.

  7. This is a wonderful idea.

  8. As ever, so informative and additionally useful article I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made | Bible Songs And More.
    .. Thanks!

  9. Dear Tammy,

    I am happy to know you found my material useful. The update is out of my hands now. I have edited it all, and our son, Jared, is in charge of getting it produced. I am not sure when it will be ready. But I will keep your message, and let you know as soon as it is available. I think you will find it much improved.

    Thank you.


  10. Diana,
    What size did you have to print the photos? 8×10. I love this idea and will be doing it my class of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders starting next month. Thank you for all your work you do for this website.


    • I made the photos fit a regular sheet of copy paper (8 1/2″ X 11″). I’d love to see what yours look like when it’s finished.

  11. Hello,

    I have a series of lessons called We Believe Because… It has been out of print for a number of years. But I have the new edited version almost ready. I ran across this link, and find it so appropriate for one of my units. I hope you won’t mind if I add your link to my material.

    I am a member of the church of Christ in Stockton, Calif.

    Thank you for your wonderful work.


    Betty Jackson

    • That would be fine. Would you send me a link to the page when it’s done? Diana

    • Betty,

      I am very interested in your We Believe Because material. I have a copy of the student activities/pattern book, but would also like the teacher materials that accompany it. Can you tell me if these are available and where I can purchase them?

      Thank you,
      Karen Riley

      • We Believe Because will not be available online – but a paper edition.

        My layout person (son) is working on the final touches now. He has a heavy load so a couple more months or so, it will be ready for distribution.

        • Betty Jackson,
          I used your material 16 years ago when my children were small. I LOVED it!!! I would love to know when your updated material is ready!! I am teaching the younger children at church this next quarter and would love to use your material again. Please contact me and let me know how I can obtain it. tlc.bear@yahoo.com Blessings!


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