Welcome to DRAWN IN

Hey DRAWN IN Friends!

     I am beyond excited to be doing these DRAWN IN episodes for you!  Really, its this whole new fun, creative, a little goofy, and hopefully spiritually rewarding teaching medium for me!  I’m loving it… just hoping I don’t go crazy cranking out 2 videos per week! It’s a lot of work, but our kids are worth it, right? SO THANK YOU for your support! And if your kids are enjoying the DRAWN IN series, please help me spread the word.

     Now, I would love to hear from YOU!  Thus, I am introducing this BLOG FORUM … so I can hear your thoughts, feedback, suggestions, ask me any questions, etc.  I would love to know how I can better serve your family with these videos and PDFs.  Success stories are always great too… if your kids are “getting” the principles and applications, etc.   

     I would also love for you to share specific ideas/ways you have used this DRAWN IN series with your kiddos. How does your family make the most of this resource?  How does your family integrate this into your family Come Follow Me study (DRAWN IN was never meant to replace family study time… just supplement it)?  When do you watch videos?  FYI - Forthcoming videos will be having DISCUSSION questions, for you to pause and discuss with your kids (I want this to be more interactive).  How do you use the PDF printouts? Etc.

     This is your place to share away with your fellow parents!!  Thanks everyone!  Enjoy this weeks videos/PDFs!

-David Bowman


  • Linda Johnston

    My son loves these videos! He is 24 and has autism. They sang the song Book of Mormon Stories at his Special Needs Activity Program and he exclaimed, “That’s from Drawn In!” Thank you for sharing the gospel in such an engaging and entertaining way.

  • Amy Richards

    We are loving this!!! I have 4 kids: 3 year-old twin boys, a 5 year-old daughter, and a 7 year-old son. I read from The Book of Mormon every morning (or evening if the morning is crazy) while the kids are eating breakfast/dinner. Generally we only get through 5-10 verses but we stop to talk about it and find principles. So by the end of the year, at our pace, we will probably be somewhere in Mosiah, lol. We follow along with the weeks’ assigned reading with the Church’s illustrated scripture story book/videos, the new posted videos by the Church, and the Who’s Your Hero BOM book as well. We watch the Drawn In videos with the kids a few times each week and I print the print outs on 3×5 cards (2 copies each per kid). They color/paint/sparkle glue both and then they like to tape one copy above their beds or in the bathroom or on the front door or the fireplace (you get the picture) and the other copy I put in a little (4×6) photo album book (from the dollar store or Michaels) after they have colored it so that they can have it for their scripture bag or to look at at night. I am super excited about this! One of my twins carries his cards everywhere, “my Nephi!!!” And I love how we can apply these! The kids see and remember and we talk about the Drawn In principles throughout the week: obedience/homework/sports with a soft heart/hard heart (really focusing on the bounce-back and doing hard things!!!) I am so grateful for this Drawn In. It really helps tie everything together and helps us – visually and then through application – focus on a few principles which really drive it home for the kids. Nephi is a common topic now (verses Paw Patrol, princesses, Harry Potter, etc) and I think that is AWESOME!!! SO AWESOME!!!

  • Cindy

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource for our kiddos (ages 13, 9, and 4)! We watch the videos after we have read and discussed the chapters. I try to let my kids analyze and practice finding the principals on their own and it’s working out beautifully. We all get such a kick out of the hand-characters and we love the pattern for learning the principles– story, principle, apply. I feel there is a perfect amount of humor mixed with sincerity and gospel learning. The power scripture is a great addition and we hope our children discover their own power verses along the way.
    The goal chart has been tricky for us because we do our home study in a progressive fashion throughout the week leaving limited time to try the final goal. We LOVE the goal chart for application and hope to glean a few ideas on how others implement this into their week.

  • Jana Nelson

    I was so excited to hear about your drawn in series! We had been searching for a way to bridge the age gap between our 4 children ages 7-17. When I had pulled up the first video, my oldest exclaimed “Who’s Your Hero! That’s my childhood!” All four kids love the videos and we have been able to have great discussions with all of the kids. Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • Mindy Owen

    Our family loved your Who’s your Hero books, so I knew we’d love your Drawn In series. I have 3 boys, ages 14, 11, and 7. My oldest son has Autism. He enjoys watching the videos over and over. We never get tired of them. His favorite, so far, is Do Hard Things. I love hearing my boys laugh, and they love your sense of humor! I thought about videoing them this morning as they were gathered around the computer as they interacted with the video. They laugh, and yell “Principle of Power”, and enjoy what they are learning! I know they will not forget these things. They also all want to be artists, and are very inspired by your work.

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