ACTIVITY: Sunshine Promises (Mirror Motivator)
Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*
1. Print and color the visuals (shown).
2. Place the sun/Jesus picture on your mirror and write on each sun ray what you will do to keep this baptismal covenant. Example: On the “Stand as a Witness” sun ray you might write, “I will bear my testimony.” Put a different sun ray up every two days and work on it, completing the five sun rays in the next two weeks.
3. Read the sacrament prayer in D&C 20: 77, 79. Talk about the promise we make while we take the sacrament: “I will always remember Him.” This promise is found on the Sunshine Promises Mirror Motivator.
THOUGHT TREAT: (Follow Footsteps – Fudge*). Mold fudge into foot-shapes adding small candy toes (miniature M&Ms). Melt in a pan or microwave: 3 cups milk chocolate chips with 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened and condensed milk, dash salt, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in the microwave (add vanilla as it softens). Melt 1 minute in microwave; stir; repeat until smooth.
Thought: Talk about being faithful with every footstep we take; sharing ideas.
*See Eagle Brand’s Foolproof Fudge Recipe.
The Prophet’s Words (Sacrament Meeting – Renewing Covenants):
The Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, said, “Sacrament meeting ought to be a time of spiritual refreshment for our people, when, on Sunday, they gather to partake of the sacrament and renew their covenants with the Lord. They should rethink the contract which exists between them and the Lord, under which we take upon ourselves His name and agree to keep His commandments and He, in turn, promises that His Spirit will be with us. If we could bring about the consummation of that covenant in the lives of our people with a renewal each week, what a marvelous thing it would be.
Let us encourage a spirit of reverence in sacrament meeting, and as bishops and counselors in bishoprics, responsible for what goes on there, let us see that all that is done is in harmony with the purpose of that meeting.
It should be a time when together we meet to renew our faith, our covenants, our obligations, our loyalty, our love, our willingness to take upon ourselves the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and keep His commandments” (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, regional conference, 27 Apr. 1996).”
USE IN JULY:
July: “Ordinances and Covenants” “In the ordinances … the power of godliness is manifest” (D&C 84:20).
Click lesson: What covenants do I make at baptism?
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*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See I Will Remain Faithful – Activity Days, Learning and Living – Goal 1 (includes an invitation) SEE ALL THREE FOR ACTIVITY DAYS: