Using the October 2001 Liahona


Lesson Ideas

  • “Hallmarks of a Happy Home,” page 2: One of the hallmarks of a happy home mentioned by President Thomas S. Monson is “a library of learning.” Think about the books in your home. How do they foster learning and faith?

  • “Your Mission—A Spiritual Adventure,” page 12: Elder David B. Haight explains that many missionaries sacrifice something they love to serve a mission. How do the blessings outweigh the sacrifice?

  • “Missionary Work and the Atonement,” page 26: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland sometimes asks missionaries what they want investigators to do as a result of the discussions. The missionaries, he says, almost never identify “the two most fundamental things we want investigators to do prior to baptism.” What are those two things, and why are they so important—not only for investigators but also for missionaries and members?

  • “No Bulls in the Ditch,” page F14: Why is it important to follow the instructions given to us by parents, teachers, and the Lord?

A Positive Influence

Who has had an impact for good in your life? The Liahona would like to hear about a person who has influenced you and how he or she was such a positive influence. Please send ideas, stories, and experiences to A Positive Influence, Liahona, Floor 24, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3223, USA; or e-mail to liahona@ldschurch.org. Please include your complete name, address, telephone number, and ward and stake (or branch and district).

[photo] Photograph by Jerry Garns