Monday, October 18, 2010

FHE: "Standing With Faith"

This lesson is meant to be a discussion. There are a few things you need to do to prepare yourself, but for the most part, it is a great opportunity to talk WITH your kids about "Standing With Faith"! The magic comes in the activity! That is what is SURE to make this a lesson your kids will always remember!
*Right now we MUST be willing to stand up for what is right! There is so much going on in this world right now. So many things that are tools of the adversary; meant to pull our children away from the Gospel.

*READ and be prepared to tell the story of Samuel the Lamanite found in HELAMAN 13-15.

*We discussed how Samuel was willing to follow the Lord's command to preach repentance to the Nephites, even if it meant putting his life in danger. He trusted the Lord and was willing to do ALL that the Lord commanded him. We talked about how he was protected and the stones and arrows of the Nephites were unable to hit him.

*We also discussed other Prophets such as Abinadi, who were asked to prophesy and preach and who ultimately gave their lives for their testimony.

*We discussed Joseph Smith in the Liberty Jail. We talked about how he prayed so desperately for Heavenly Father to come and help them. Then we read one of my very favorite scriptures. Part of Heavenly Fathers answer to that prayer,  D&C 122:5-9:

 "If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea; If thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl
around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb; And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

 The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he? Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever. "
*The activity was an idea from my friend MyR. I did not tell my hubby before hand that he would be the victim of the activity and I didn't tell my kids until the moment I broke out the marshmellows! I wish you could have heard their squeals of delight at the very idea!
The idea.....
My hubby played Samuel the Lamanite. He stood in front of the kids and called them to repentance. The kids, pelted Dad with Marshmellows!
Yes, Samuel was not actually hit by any of the arrows or rocks and Dad was surely pegged by more than a few marshmellows. I told the kids that we are using marshmellows because they can't hurt Dad with them (until my eldest winds up and beans Dad right in the kisser with a mellow). It was all in good fun and a good way to re-enact the Samuel the Lamanite story! We all had a blast!

(Sorry about picture quality. My camera was spazin' with all the movement and poor lighting and Yes! That may be genuine fear on my hubby's face! Haha)

For dessert: S'mores! Cooked over the flame of the gas stove. :)

1 comment:

Gear Gang said...

So fun. We did this as part of a primary activity and Ryan was Samuel and we had him stand on a wall and the kids got to throw water ballons at him. What they didn't expect is when Ryan aka: Samuel the Lamanite, started catching the water ballons and throwing them back. To say the least it was a giant success.


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