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2011 - Wk 33: Bearing Your Testimony

8.13.2011

What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 607: Young Girl Speaking at Church, scissors, stapler, coloring tools.

You can CLICK HERE to download the pdf of this lesson for easy printing. If you download, please leave a comment here on what you like about this lesson.
Scripture: D&C 62:3 - Ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven.

Opening Song: I Know My Father Lives - PCS #5

Lesson:

- Have you seen other kids bearing their testimonies during sacrament meeting?
- Why do you think they bear their testimony?

A testimony is telling other people what you know is true.  Sharing our testimony makes our own testimony stronger and helps others; testimonies to grow to.  When we tell people what we know is true the Holy Ghost can whisper to their hearts and tell them what we are saying is true.

Missionaries bear their testimonies each and every day...many times!  Sometimes we have opportunities to bear our testimonies to others.  We can share our testimonies at any time we feel it is right and when we feel the Spirit prompt us. 

(show GAK 607: Young Girl Speaking at Church)


We have a special Sacrament Meeting on one Sunday each month called Fast & Testimony Meeting.  This is a time specifically set aside for Ward members to share their testimonies with each other.

Testimonies can be about anything that is a part of the Gospel. But we should always try and talk about important things like...

Heavenly Father lives.
Jesus Christ is the Savior.
Joseph Smith is a prophet.
The Book of Mormon is the word of God.
The church is true. 
There is a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson.

Sometimes you may hear people make jokes in their testimony. This is not appropriate. It is hard for others to feel the Spirit when we joke.  Sometime people cry when they bear their testimony. People cry because they feel so happy and so loved. It's okay to cry when bearing our testimonies.

No matter what you bear your testimony about you should always close by saying, In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.  Just the same way you close a prayer.

Let's practice!  (Let each child wear the glove and practice bearing their testimony in front of the family.)

See how easy that was?  Bearing testimony in front of a lot of people can sometimes be scary. But when you bear your testimony you can feel the Spirit. Remember that the more you share your testimony, the stronger it grows! 

Bear your testimony about the power of sharing your testimony.   If you don't bear your testimony often in church you may make a goal to share it in your next Testimony Meeting.  This sets a good example for children, helps them hear your testimony and can help children feel less nervous about sharing their own testimony.  If you feel nervous you might share your goal with your family and ask for their support and encouragement.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the AUGUST Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.

Activity: Testimonies Bitty Book
- CLICK HERE to download and print.
- Have children color pictures.
- Cut out each page and staple along edge to form book.
- Children may use book to practice and may take book to next Testimony Meeting to review before bearing their testimony.

14 Way Righteous Comments:

Heather H said...

Thank you! We are going to do use it tonight!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I love the free printable and the well thought out lessons.

Julee said...

Thanks so much! We did this lesson tonight and got our newly baptized 8 year old to bear his testimony :)

Stacey said...

My 3 year old loved bearing his testimony last night just like mom and dad :) And every week he gets so excited to color a new picture. Thank you!

Danette said...

I am so glad I found your blog! It's just what I need!

Anonymous said...

I like that they are written for younger children. My kids are the same ages as yours. Most of the lessons that I find are geared towards older families. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, we plan on doing this lesson tonight and even practice with a real microphone. The coloring page is perfect.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad I found this site. I'm not creative enough to come up with fhe's on my own. I have been wanting to have an fhe on testimony for my kids so that when they get up to bear their testimonies they know they purpose behind it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work..We Plan to use this tonight and lots of other lessons in the future!

simplyfunlady said...

I love love love your blog! What a fun FHE lesson! I can't wait to do this with my kids! They will love it! Question: you mention a glove, "Let's practice! (Let each child wear the glove and practice bearing their testimony in front of the family.)" but I don't see mention of it anywhere else. Is there a glove that we are supposed to have?! Thanks!

erin anderson said...

I am doing this tonight! I love how your lesson points out that it isn't appropriate to tell jokes during a testimony. I would have never thought to say that but it is such a good point! =)

Christensen Kids said...

This is a great idea. We are using tonight as well. Thank you!

Ryan and Michelle said...

@simplyfunlady. I'm wondering if she is referring to this glove activity from the Friend http://www.lds.org/Static%20Files/PDF/Magazines/Friend/English/2008/FR_2008_10_14___02270_000_017.pdf?lang=eng

Kelsey said...

Thank you! Want to use it tonight!

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