Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Family Home Evening

Let me just start off by saying the Primary Presidency in our ward is AWESOME!  Last Sunday, they gave each of the kids a blue pillowcase.  The seam at the end was covered with a red ribbon with gold lettering that said, 'I Know the Scriptures Are True.'  In the center was a yellow pocket sewn to the front and surged around the edges with a poem ironed on:

Precious memories are mine to keep
If I read the scriptures before I sleep

Inside the the pocket was a copy of the New Testament.  Inside each New Testament was a bookmark someone had made on the computer from nice paper.  I don't have that one in front of me or I'd describe it here.  The kids each received this, and they have all been so excited to read their New Testaments. 

So, last night for FHE, we sang the Books of the New Testament song.  We made up a cheer for the scripture of month (last week the presidency gave each child a laminated copy of the year-one page-with a magnet on the back showing the theme, scripture, and song for each month).  The scripture was part of a verse from the Book of Mormon, but it was totally appropriate for studying the New Testament.

"...feast upon the words of Christ;
for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do."
2 Nephi 32:3

We talked about where we find the words of Christ in the scriptures.  Then Christian gave us a scripture from the New Testament he'd chosen beforehand:

"And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."
Matthew 2:11

Then we had ice cream.  It was totally fun!

1 comment:

jamesrivergirl said...

Sounds so great!! I'm in the presidency here, but don't sew. I should learn because these sound pretty easy and also very, very worthwhile.
Thanks for posting about this. Maybe I could just make one for each of my boys.