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Another Sunday and another Family Home Evening!
Opening Song: Give, Said the Little Stream
Scripture: John 4:35
Lesson: Missionary Work
What can we do right here and now to be a good missionary?
- Be an example
- Serve others
- Be obedient
- Follow the spirit
- Use familiar terms; for example, congregation instead of Ward
I’ve had the opportunity to go back to work outside of the home. With this opportunity, I’ve shifted from associating from mostly Mormon women to a whole lot of other people from all kinds of different backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles. I’ve caught myself needing to redefine or explain my Mormon lingo. To help me and my children to be more aware, we started a “Mormon Dictionary”. This is something that we can refer to that will help us translate some of those terms into something everyone can understand. I was surprised to see how long the list became after a few minutes of brain storming.
Closing Song: Little Jesus
Treat: Caramel Cups
I’d like you to spend some time this week thinking about how you as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints interact with those from different religious backgrounds. One of the men I was talking to was hurt when I referred to those who are not Mormon as non-members. He felt excluded. I’m becoming aware of how our words impact those around us. Leave me a comment to let me know what you discover!
If it’s Sunday, it must be time for another Family Home Evening!
Opening Song: Popcorn Popping
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:6-7
Lesson: Missionary Work
We were asked what missionary work is to us. The answers included:
- Sharing the gospel
- Going places to share the gospel
- Searching out those who are ready to hear the gospel
- Showing how amazing the gospel is by how we live
“Missionary work isn’t the only thing we need to do in this big, wide, wonderful church. But almost everything else we need to do depends on people first hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and coming into the faith… With all that there is to do along the path to eternal life, we need a lot more missionaries opening that gate and helping people through it.” ~ Jeffrey R. Holland
My son threw scraps of paper on the floor. (I think he really liked that part.) Then he challenged one person to see how much of the paper they could pick up in five seconds. He threw the scraps back on the floor, (see what I mean), and invited two people to pick up as much as they could in five seconds. He continued this until we were all involved – that time we were able to pick up almost all the papers. We can accomplish much when we work together.
Activity: Fortunately / Unfortunately
We found quotes from some of our random favorite movies and used those to make a ‘Hollywood version’ of silly fortunately, unfortunately stories. If you aren’t familiar with them, one person starts the story with a statement and the next person picks up the story by starting with “unfortunately” The next person takes a turn, but starts with “fortunately”. This usually goes on until the main character of the story dies – because there’s not really anywhere to go with the story at that point.
Closing Song: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies