Monday, July 20, 2009

Scripture of the Week: D&C 136: 28-29

“If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.
If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful.”
D&C 136: 28-29

We chose this scripture to go along with our Pioneer themed Family Home Evening Lesson. This scripture is the word of the Lord given through the Prophet Brigham Young to the pioneers who were camped at Winter Quarters in January, 1847.

We shared the story of Edwin Pettit, one of our ancestors who, when faced with opposition, dressed up as girl so that he could join his sister's wagon train that was leaving Nauvoo and heading west.
Then we did this Pioneer Treasure Hunt to learn more about pioneer life. After our treat we finished up the evening with some good old-fashioned stick-pulling.