This year for family home evening, we are delving into the Book of Mormon more. We are taking the Gospel Art picture kit (the old one) and taking one picture at a time, discussing the story, and reading the most pertinent verses out of our scriptures TOGETHER. Lynn struggles to look them up on her own, and this is a way to help her become a little better at it. She is so excited to read them out loud, and the little girls are really enjoying it as well.
Every week, we do a re-cap of sorts, to refresh our minds as to where we are in the storyline of the book. Tonight, Peyton went on and on about how Nephi was really a princess. ;) Great story telling skills that girl has.
The story we were on was about the arrival of the Liahona, how it worked, and how they needed to be in order for it to work properly.
I shared a couple of stories about faith with them, personal experiences, (one that I realize I should record here..) and likened that to how the Liahona worked. They needed to show faith, believing that it would give them direction. Lynn was so sweet, as I was finishing she asked if she could share a story with us.
She re-told the story of her day at kindergarten, when she found no one in her classroom, and ran back outside to find me, only to find I had left. She did cross paths with a sister in our ward (someone Lynn didn’t know), who calmed her down, reassured her, and helped her get safely back to school.
At the end of Lynn’s story, she told us, “I know that Heavenly Father blessed me. He sent Sue to me so I could get back to school safely and so I wouldn’t be sacred.”
How proud was I!! She gets it!!!
After the prayer, and after I sent off the little girls to get their pajamas on, I held Lynn back. I asked her if she knew what she had just done.
“You don’t know what that was that you just told all of us?”
She just shook her head.
“That was your testimony. You shared something that you believe. You shared a story of when you had to use your faith, and you told us how you were blessed. That is your testimony of faith.”
I am so thankful for family home evening, for this time of learning and sharing, to see how my children really do understand and grow from the teachings of the gospel.