Monday, July 6, 2009

Scripture of the Week: D&C 6:13

If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God…”
D&C 6:13

We chose this scripture to go along with our Family Home Evening lesson on Perseverance.

We defined perseverance as sticking to it and trying again and again, even when it seems hard to do. We also used words like patience and hard work. Then we talked about ways that members of our family have shown perseverance (the Ant Bug learning to read and to play the piano, etc).

We sang the song from Joy School that goes like this:

"When a thing is hard to do
I won't sit and cry.
I will sing a happy tune
And try, try, try."

Then we used Gospel Art Kit picture #412 to tell the story of Mary Fielding Smith showing perseverance (and great faith) as she traveled to the Salt Lake Valley, facing many difficulties along the way.
We finished the evening off by making ice cream in a bag. While we enjoyed the fruits (or should I say treats?) of our labors, we discussed the following questions:
  • How hard was it to shake the jar?
  • How did your arm feel?
  • How long would you say it took the milk to turn to ice cream?
  • How does it taste?
  • What can making ice cream teach us about reaching our goals?
  • Should we just quit when it becomes hard? Why or why not?
  • What are the rewards of finishing a task?
(Questions adapted from this lesson on