|I am sorry that I can't remember who I copied the design of this box off of. If you know, please comment so credit can be given!|
June 2013 Week 2- "If I Live Worthily, the Holy Ghost Will Help me Choose the Right"
Objects in the feel box
SEASHELL- Have the children feel in the box the item. Then reveal it and have person try and listen to the ocean. They will have to be quiet and still as they try and hear it. You could have them talk and try to listen at the same time. You really have to be attuned to "hear" the sound. SHOW PICTURE OF REVERENT GIRL- Friend September 1996 or http://www.lds.org/hf/multimedia/files/book/33776_1828_topics_rev_st.jpg (sorry I couldn't find a bigger image)
This is also true with the Holy Ghost. We have to be quiet and still to hear its promptings because the holy ghost speaks in a still small voice. Pass shell around while listening to “Listen, Listen” when the music stops have the child listen to the ocean while everyone is quiet. Would someone put the reverent child on the board to remind us that if we listen carefully to the Holy Ghost, he will give us answers.
Next item- Have the child feel inside box. The Holy Ghost is like a WARM BLANKET because he can comfort you. The Holy Ghost is sometimes called the comforter. He can bring you strength and comfort when you need to make hard decisions in your life or when you are sad or lonely. When we are scared, the Holy Ghost can make us feel better. All we have to do is pray and he will be right there. Have a child put the SCARED CHILD Friend July 2009, p. 38 or http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2009_07_00___04267_000_000.pdf picture on the board.
Next item- Have child feel inside box- The SCRIPTURES can remind you that the Holy Ghost always speaks the truth. When you study and pray about the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Heavenly Father can let you know through the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true, that Jesus is real.
Next item- MANUAL This manual can remind you that the Holy Ghost is a teacher, and can teach you just like your parents at home or your primary teacher. (Show picture of the Teacher and Primary Child)We can feel by the Holy Ghost that the truths that our teachers are telling us are true. It can also help you learn at church, school and home. (Put the PRIMARY TEACHER Primary packet 3-65 or cover of August 2003 Friend http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Aug2003Friend.pdf or p. 10 of http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2008_01_00___02261_000_000.pdf on the board)
Next item- Have child feel inside box- The Holy Ghost will light your way like a CANDLE and help you walk along the righteous path that leads back to our Heavenly Father. (SHOW PATH PICTURE p. 3 of http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Mar2003Friend.pdf)
The HEART can remind you that sometimes you won’t hear the Holy Ghost, but you will feel a warm feeling in your heart. The heart can also remind you(open box with picture of Jesus in it) that because Heavenly Father and Jesus love you and he is real. Heavenly Father and Jesus have given you the very special gift of the Holy Ghost to help you to return to live with them someday. Put CHRIST AND CHILDREN picture on board.
It is my prayer that each of you will try your best to be worthy to have the Holy Ghost with you all the time and that you will listen to the Holy Ghost.