|Faith in the
Lord strengthens me and my family
To teach children how faith can strengthen us and our families,draw a large CTR shield (click on the link, C. Hillgaard) on a piece of paper.
Write the word faith in the center of the shield.
Next, make two beanbags.
Then draw and cut out darts from paper. On each dart, write a case study that gives the children an opportunity to choose the right ~ for example,
"You are with a group of friends who begin talking badly about a new boy in school. What should you do?" (See TNGC, pp. 161–62).
Faith in Jesus Christ means that even
though we cannot see Him, we believe that He lives.
He loves us and wants to help us. Read D&C 27:15, 17 together.
Tell the children that there are many "fiery darts" in our world today. When we have faith in the Lord and trust and obey Him, He will help us to avoid the fiery darts and do what is right.
Place the shield, darts, and song
strips (with the words face up) on the floor.
Choose three helpers: one to toss a beanbag at a dart and read the case study out loud, one to hold the shield (and answer or choose someone to answer the case study by telling what he or she might do if he or she is firmly holding the shield of faith), and one to toss a beanbag at a song strip (he or she could lead the song or make up appropriate actions for the Primary to follow).
After each helper has taken a turn, choose three new helpers and repeat.
President Boyd K. Packer tells us:
ultimate purpose of all we teach is to unite parents and children in faith in
the Lord Jesus Christ"
(Friend, July 2003, 39).
Bear your testimony of how faith has strengthened your family.