Before we came to earth, we all lived in heaven with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father told us about His plan for us. We chose to follow Heavenly Father’s plan and come to earth.
Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to return to Him. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to show us the way and help us get back to Him.
being baptized and confirmed,
taking the sacrament,
making temple covenants,
and living with faith.
When we return to Heavenly Father, He will welcome us back with open arms!
Song and Scripture
“He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35)
Ideas for Family Talk
This message explains Heavenly Father’s plan in a very simple way. You could have members of the family take turns using the visuals to explain the different parts of the plan. Then you could talk together about how you can help each other stay on the path that leads back to Heavenly Father.
A Path for Me
Make a poster showing your path back to Heavenly Father. Draw a path on paper or poster board. Have an adult help you cut out the little pictures and glue or tape them along the path. Add photos or draw pictures of yourself at important times like baptism.
You will need:
a piece of paper or poster board
glue or tape
crayons, markers, or pencils
This is me!
Keep the commandments
My baptism day
Receive the gift of the Holy Ghost
I’ll follow Jesus Christ
The Book of Mormon
Put on the whole armor of God
I’ll go inside the temple someday
My future family
Stand for the right
I return back to Heavenly Father!