YW July Lesson #1
This Power Point covers:
What Covenants Did I Make At Baptism?
I can't believe how crazy summer can be! I apologize for the lack of posts. :)
I love this lesson because it is a wonderful reminder for ALL of us. Sometimes I find myself going through the motions during sacrament meeting. I am usually trying to make sure my two year old only takes one piece of bread and that my 5 year old doesn't drop the tray. This craziness makes remembering what covenants I am renewing a challenge! I thoroughly enjoyed this reminder as I prepared the slides for this lesson.
I used mainly the "True to the Faith" resource for the slides as well as the scriptures from the outline and some quotes from Elder Robert D. Hales talk in the lesson outline. I loved how Elder Hales talked about how our Baptismal Covenant changes our lives! I had never thought about it that way! I wanted to really drive that point home. I found a wonderful 2:48 minute video that shares a real life example of a young convert who shares how her life has changed since her baptism. The video is called "Mighty Change: Conversion" I found it in the media library on lds.org. The 2 videos in the outline are wonderful too. Both were over 5 minutes so if you are usually pressed for time keep that in mind. :)
Slide 15 gives the girls some questions to ponder. Slide 16 is a short activity where each girl can anonymously write down a challenge youth face today. Then after placing it into a container, the class can discuss how keeping our baptismal covenants can help us with the different scenarios and difficult choices. Hopefully these two slides will result in some open dialogue and discussion. :)
The handout is very simple. I used my favorite picture depicting the baptism of the Savior. I love the look of absolute joy on the Saviors face. Such a great reminder of what a blessing baptism is in our lives. The handout is designed to be printed as a 4X6.
Have a great lesson!
May Lesson #2
This Power Point Covers:
"How Do I Strengthen My Testimony?"
The handout for this lesson came straight from this New Era article by Mindy Rae Friedman. I wanted to use the handout/image from the New Era but the file online did not have a high enough resolution to print so I had to re-create it. I used the article for some of the slide content as well. I also used the article by President Eyring entitled "A Living Testimony".
If you would like to use a video. I found a great 2 minute video also from President Eyring: Video: "How Do I Gain A Testimony" Pres Eyring
Have a great lesson
January Outline: The Godhead
This Power Point Covers:
What are the roles of the Holy Ghost?
I loved preparing this lesson. I learned a lot! This lesson focuses on the roles and importance of the Holy Ghost. I think it touched on some points that were new to me and things I don't usually think about when I consider the Holy Ghost's impact on my life.
The 3rd member of the Godhead is vital to our spiritual well being! This is the reason I chose the quote for the handout. It is by Elder Adrian Ochoa. I thought a cute handout would be to attach the image to a small plastic bag with little red candy hearts. Because valentines is right around the corner you can find chocolate hearts wrapped in red foil or red gummy hearts, etc. I have attached a JPEG as well as a PDF with 3 images to a page.
For slides 2-5 I copied the quotes and scripture references onto a separate page so that I can cut them out and hand them out to the girls before class starts. If their quote has a scripture reference I am going to ask them to look up the scripture and be prepared to read them to the class along with their quote. I have 16 girls so having them participate keeps them focused! If your group is smaller you can just have the girls take turns reading the slides as you move through the lesson.
Slide 8 is an object lesson/analogy that I got from Mormon Share . The video I chose is called "Increase Your Testimony." I LOVED this video! It made me teary and I think it will definitely bring the Spirit. That's our goal right!
Slide 15 is a quote from LDS author Anthony Sweat.
Have a great lesson! Let me know if you have questions or problems downloading files. If you need the Poer point converted to an older version of Power Point let me know. I have had a couple people contact me with that issue and I can convert it and email it to you. :)
**Please Note: Due to different versions of power point the slides may need to be adjusted after you download them. Please go through the power point before your lesson to make sure the pictures and the text are formatted correctly! I just opened a file I made using my laptop with my iPad and the font was different, colors were different and some of the pictures were in the wrong place. It may take a little tweeking! :)**
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