Hymn #22
(by Erika Strong)

Our chorister continued teaching Hymn #22.

I wanted to teach about being a "witness," so the 2nd counselor and I did a little "skit," based on Chris Rawlins' idea about having a judge in a courtroom (thanks, Chris!).

We got into a discussion about putting the 2nd counselor on "trial," and I said, "But I
wasn't in the room. I didn't see who took the M 'n' Ms." The children said, "Oh, but we're all witnesses, we saw what happened." And so on...anyway, to briefly summarize, we talked about what a witness is, and this led to talking about how the prophet's most important job is to be a special witness of Christ.

Then, I had the children turn to Hymn #135.
I asked them to look at the bottom of the page to see who wrote the words to that hymn...President Hinckley!
I played a CD of verse 1 and then we sang it.
I said that I think it's wonderful that we have a hymn with words written by our own
prophet, sharing his testimony of Christ.
Then, I played the last 5 minutes of the video "Special Witnesses of Christ," with President Hinckley sharing his testimony.

I then shared my testimony.