- Teach the children about the Kirtland Temple
500 (Kirtland Temple). See "First
Latter-day Temple," Friend, Apr. 2002, 36–37.
- Teach about the coming of Elijah to the
Kirtland Temple and the restoration of sealing power using GAK
417 (Elijah Restores the Power to Seal Families for Eternity)
and the information on the back of the picture.
- Sing "The
Hearts of the Children" (pp.
92–93), and have the children listen for the blessing of Elijah in
the last phrase of the song ("families can be sealed for eternity").
What does it mean to "be sealed"? Where and how are we "sealed"
- Show a picture of a temple near you, and
explain that when we are married in the temple and keep the promises
we make there, we can live together as families in heaven after we
- Sing the first verse of
Can Be Together Forever" (p. 188).
The last two phrases of the chorus tell us that "the Lord has shown
me how I can" (be with my family forever).
- Sing the second verse,
and ask the children to listen for what they can do now to have
their family forever ("While I am in my early years, I'll prepare
- Show the My Gospel Standards poster, and ask
the children why it includes a picture of the temple.
- Ask the children to be thinking as you tell
the story in your own words of "Stewart,
a Commandment Keeper, Too" (Friend, Jan. 2002, 4–6).
- Review My Gospel Standards, and teach that as
we live them now, we will be worthy to attend the temple when we are
Give each child a piece of paper divided in half with a line.
Have the children draw a picture of themselves living one of the gospel
standards on one half of the paper and a picture of themselves at the
temple on the other half.
Make a collage of the pictures for the Primary room, or have each child
take his or her picture to share and post at home.
Bear your testimony of the blessing of eternal