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Family Home Evening: Testimony of Witnesses

Family home evening prophetWelcome to another Sunday’s family home evening.

Opening Song: Follow the Prophet


Scripture: 1 Nephi 17: 2-3

Lesson: Testimony of Witnesses

Read the Testimony of the Three Witnesses and Ether 5.

Read Doctrine and Covenants 17. What did the witnesses see? (verse 1 – it was more than just the plates.)

Read Doctrine and Covenants 14. David Whitmer was good friends with Oliver Cowdrey. Section 14 gives some insight to his involvement to the early church.

We thought it was interesting that the Lord planned on sharing the gold plates with three witnesses thousands of years before Joseph Smith even received them. I can only imagine what a huge relief it was to Joseph to no longer bear the burden of testifying of their existence alone.

Activity: Scattergories. We always have a couple of answers that make us laugh especially hard. One answer to sports equipment was the half court line. (I think that one got voted down.) Teeth as something you save up for did make the cut.

Closing Song: Popcorn Popping


Treat: White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

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Family Home Evening: 72 Hour Kits

This week’s Family Home Evening lesson was pretty active too! My son pulled out the 72 hour kits earlier in the day and our lesson was checking the contents. The water has expired – I’m not totally sure how water goes bad, but I guess I should replace it. We also had to change out some of the clothes. Some we just passed from one kiddo to the next. My vanity is getting the better of me; I think I’m going to go change out my pants for something a little more presentable.

While we were going through our supplies, we talked about what we include in our 72 hour kits and why. We talked about the different situations we could face during emergencies and the importance of being prepared. And of coarse we made Mom a list of things to get / do to update and improve the kits. Why is it always a list for Mom?

72 Hour Kit Checklist

  • Food and water for three days – Look for food with a long shelf life like energy bars or fruit snacks.
  • Change of clothes – We pack long pants (they can be cut down to shorts if necessary), short sleeve and long sleeve shirt and underwear.
  • Rain poncho
  • Emergency blanket
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Candles
  • Waterproof matches
  • Eating utensils
  • Shovel
  • Radio (crank or battery operated)
  • Pocket knife
  • Rope
  • Duct tape
  • First aide kit
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Cards
  • Cash
  • Contact numbers

Our real activity was a round of Scattergories and we had ice cream for a treat. Ice cream is a staple in Arizona during the summer!

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