Using the September 2002 Liahona


Discussion Ideas

  • “Patience, a Heavenly Virtue,” page 2: President Thomas S. Monson tells of the Saints in the German Democratic Republic who patiently endured. Has the Lord given you promises, perhaps in your patriarchal blessing, that you are waiting to see fulfilled? How can you develop patience and faith like the Saints in Germany?

  • “‘He Loved Them unto the End,’” page 10: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains that one thing will never fail us: the pure love of Christ. How can you draw on this unfailing source of spiritual sustenance and support?

  • “My Friend and Fellow Servant: The Example of Luan Felix da Silva,” page 14: Are we often so tied up in our own troubles that we fail to reach out to those who need us? How can you be more like Luan Felix da Silva in concentrating on the needs of others?

  • “Opening the Windows of Heaven,” page F2: President James E. Faust’s grandfather gave the best of his farm’s produce as tithing. How can we exhibit that same spirit today, even though we pay tithing with money?

Call for Family Home Evening Experiences

We invite you to share with us an account of your most successful family home evening. Tell us what you did and what made it effective. Send your ideas, stories, and accounts to Family Home Evening Experiences, 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).

Photograph by Kelly Larsen