Family Home Evening Idea: Cup Lesson

The primary program is this Sunday, and they are going to incorporate a missionary tool to help teach how the Church is built. I typed this up real quick to give the young women that will teach it a guide with some pretty pictures. It is a fun lesson, especially if you have kids help with the part when the Apostles are killed and the Church crumbles. Please download the PDF or the Word Document to edit and improve on it. Including the Priesthood when talking about the foundation of the Church is a good add-on.

Cup Lesson – Word 2007 FileCup Lesson – PDF

Water Baseball with the Youth

So pretty much I got a new calling a month ago, and I’m starting to get a hold on what I’m doing.  Little did I know what a Young Men’s President did.  Our first combined activity was on us so we used an idea the Young Women had the month prior that got rained out and played water baseball.  We ate hotdogs, and had a great time.

Hurry up & Wait

So we are beginning the fun process where we ran around like crazy signing our life away to the have absolutely nothing to do for another 3 weeks. Right now we are waiting for the appraiser to finish up his dealio so the underwritters can approve everything. Who knew the whole house process was so involved.

In the middle of all this we have been getting dumped on with snow like every other day. Right now we are in the middle of the mud all over the place part of the week.

Today we are in the middle of the weekend, and preparing our talks that we are to give in Church tomorrow. We haven’t even been in the ward a week, and out records aren’t even in 3rd Ward. We heard that another member of the Bishopric was going to ask us to talk in a few weeks anyways so i guess a trip to Phoenix that we were going to take this weekend wouldn’t have kept us from the pulpit. Never a dull moment.

Seperation of Church and State?

So I found myself in my Management Dynamics class where all the exams were recently moved to internet. Last week about 7 of us showed up for class, and this week was even a tad different than that. I got to the school a half hour early and got into my homework that I needed to get done, and before I knew it the music I was listening to and my homework had lulled me to 1:30. Realizing that I was still the only one in the class it became slightly awkward when my Professor entered the room. She looked at me and just laughed. I really enjoy her teaching style, and figured since I had a class to come down for anyway that I might as well just go to all my classes for the review. (Also if i remove myself from my home and other distractions I am more apt to actually do my homework… hehe) We took the next hour of so just informally talking about the chapter and then she gave me the test verbally. Turned out well as I’ve become closer to the “A” / “B” line that i’d like to be. After the formal class came to an end, I made a joke about being Mormon (which she had known from a previous class). She then began to ask me questions, and for the first time in about a year I had actively engaged in a Gospel discussion outside of everything else that had been initiated all because of just me doing my thing. It felt really good being able to just talk about the Church normally without any stress or worries.