(by Erika Strong)
Sing: Hymn #22.
The 2nd counselor and I did a little "skit," based on Chris Rawlins' idea about having a judge in a courtroom. I had various supplies on a table (including M 'n' Ms), and I said that I had to get something in the hall.
While I was gone, the 2nd counselor took the M 'n' Ms. I came back and said, "Oh, my, who took my M 'n' Ms?" and so on.
Several of the children said that the 2nd counselor took them.
We got into a discussion about putting the 2nd counselor on "trial,"
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.
Sing: 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.