Sunday, 30 September 2012

41 Eternal Marriage

Here is the video on marriage in the covenant for today's lesson:

Also, The story 'What is it?' for Enrichment activity number 4.

You might like to use the picture below, which I found on an image search, if your youth are unlikely to be able to picture the Washington D.C. temple (like mine).

40 Home: A School for Eternity

I have made this handout for the lesson. Unfortunately it didn't turn out so well - the font must be one that isn't on slideshare. If you download the powerpoint file you can adjust it to nicer looking font.

Below are the wordstrips needed for today's lesson.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

39 Be of Good Cheer

The picture to the left shows President and Sister Hinckley visiting the house in Preston in 2004 where he served when he was a young missionary. He describes one of the experiences he had here as a turning point in his mission and his life: 
“I was not well when I arrived. Those first few weeks, because of illness and the opposition which we felt, I was discouraged. I wrote a letter home to my good father and said that I felt I was wasting my time and his money. He was my father and my stake president, and he was a wise and inspired man. He wrote a very short letter to me which said, ‘Dear Gordon, I have your recent letter. I have only one suggestion: forget yourself and go to work.’ Earlier that morning in our scripture class my companion and I had read these words of the Lord: ‘Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.’ (Mark 8:35.)
“Those words of the Master, followed by my father’s letter with his counsel to forget myself and go to work, went into my very being. With my father’s letter in hand, I went into our bedroom in the house at 15 Wadham Road, where we lived, and got on my knees and made a pledge with the Lord. I covenanted that I would try to forget myself and lose myself in His service.
“That July day in 1933 was my day of decision. A new light came into my life and a new joy into my heart. The fog of England seemed to lift, and I saw the sunlight. I had a rich and wonderful mission experience, for which I shall ever be grateful” (“Gospel to Great Britain,” Ensign, July 1987, 7).

The handout for the lesson may be printed from the powerpoint slides below: