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Scripture: D&C 68:25 - “And again, inasmuch as parents have children… teach them…to understand the doctrine of repentance, faith in Christ the Son of the Living God, and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands…”
Opening Song: Love is Spoken Here (PCS #190 )
This month we have been learning about people who teach us about Heavenly Father and His plan for us. We learned about Prophets, both ancient and modern, and we learned about Jesus Christ teaching while He was on the earth. God has called these teachers to do a special job…to teach His children what is right and how they should live.
Heavenly Father has also called upon Mothers and Fathers to teach their children His will. Our family holds Family Home Evenings to make sure that we are teaching you the gospel in our home, like Heavenly Father wants us to do. Just like Moms and Dads are supposed to teach their children…it is the job of the children to listen to their Moms and Dads and learn from the lessons they give.
(Show children GAK Picture 321 – “Conversion of Alma the Younger”)
In the scriptures, we read a story about a Father named Alma and his son named Alma The Younger. Alma the Younger was making very bad choices. He was telling people there was no Jesus making fun of people who believed in Jesus. One day an angel appeared to him and told him to stop the bad things he was doing. Alma the Younger fell down when the Angel appeared and stayed asleep for three days and three nights.
While he was asleep her remembered all of the bad things he had been doing. He said, “And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world.” (Alma 36:17)
He remembered the things his father had taught him while he was growing up and it helped him repent and believe in Jesus Christ again. We are teaching you the same things so that when you are older you will always remember the things we tell you about Jesus Christ and his Gospel.
Families can teach and learn from each other. This teaching and learning can happen when we listen to each other and love each other.
Bear your testimony about the blessings of teaching and learning within families and of Family Home Evening.
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Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the August Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.
Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.
Option 1 - Ask each child ahead of FHE to prepare a small 5 minute lesson to teach the family something they are good at. This can be anything from how to tie your shoelaces, to a ballet move, to tips on throwing a ball, etc.
Option 2 - Coloring Page (from the Children’s Friend magazine). Click on teh photo to enlarge. Then right click and save to computer or print.
Treat: Super-Sticky Caramel Popcorn
“Lessons From Home Stick with us Forever”
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min.
Yield: 8 servings
8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Place the popped popcorn into a large brown paper bag. Set aside.
- In a 2 quart casserole dish, or other heat-proof glass dish, combine the brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Heat for 3 minutes in the microwave, then take out and stir until well blended. Return to the microwave, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave, and stir in the baking soda.
- Pour syrup over the popcorn in the bag. Roll down the top once or twice to close the bag, and shake to coat the corn. Place bag into the microwave, and cook for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
- Remove, shake, flip the bag over, and return it to the microwave. Cook for another 1 minute and 10 seconds. Dump the popcorn out onto waxed paper, and let cool until coating is set.
- Store in an airtight container.
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