Sunday, November 30, 2008

Faith/Knowledge Value Project

When I was 19 or so, the Stake President of the stake I lived in challenged all the members of the stake to memorize "The Family - A Proclamation to the World."  My dad, being bishop at the time, encouraged us to do it as a family, and we did!  It was such a good experience and I learned so much about the essential and most basic principles of family and marriage.  One of the Faith Value Projects is to memorize "The Living Christ," which I think would be a great experience also, but we decided as a class to memorize "The Proclamation."  A couple of the girls already have a Faith Value Project done, so it can also be done under Knowledge.  We just started at mutual a couple of weeks ago (we had a personal progress night), but have been practicing every Sunday during the first couple of minutes of class.  It's fun because we are all doing it together and my advisor is bringing treats for every paragraph they get done.  We're able to talk about the things we learn and memorize and incorporate so much of that into our lessons also...  And if a 12 year-old can do it, so can you!

PS - It was Pres. Hall of the Tempe, AZ South Stake.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mutual Activity

We had a really fun activity a couple of weeks ago where we embellished beanie hats.  We used felt flowers, leaves, stars, and hearts and sewed them to the hats with embroidery thread.  We also had extra felt and scissors so the girls could get as creative as they wanted.  There were some really cute things!

Fifth Sundays

Well, I haven't been teaching much lately, so no new lessons to post, but I thought I would post this GREAT idea.  On the fifth Sundays in our ward, we have started doing something so that EVERYONE can attend the special 3rd hour combined meeting.  We have our Young Men and Young Women teach Primary and Nursery.  That frees up the YM and YW leaders and teachers AND the Primary/Nursery leaders and teachers.  Not only does it help everyone to feel apart of Priesthood and Relief Society, but it is a great way to prepare the youth for teaching callings when they enter adulthood.  Just thought I would share that with you!