Using the Liahona


Family Home Evening Ideas

“The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants,” p. 8: Make a list of what President Ezra Taft Benson said the Book of Mormon is and a list of what he said the Doctrine and Covenants is. Compare the lists. How are these two books similar or different? Share experiences of how the promises mentioned in this article have been fulfilled in your life.

“Created in the Image of God, Male and Female,” p. 30: Invite family members to take turns explaining what each section of this article means to them. Search for similarities between the truths in this article and the words of hymns such as “I Am a Child of God” (Hymns, no. 301) or “O My Father” (Hymns, no. 292).

“Valiant in Venezuela,” p. 32: What are some challenges facing youth in Venezuela? You may want to act out some of the situations they face. How are their challenges similar to or different from yours? Discuss ways we can all stand as witnesses of Christ.

“2005 Mutual Theme: ‘A Great and a Marvelous Work,’” p. 45: Read the comments of the Young Men and Young Women general presidencies on the 2005 Mutual theme. Ask youth for ideas of what your family can do throughout the coming year to support this theme.

“Born Again through Baptism,” p. F2: Assign family members to act out Atiati’s story. Discuss how Atiati changed and why. Read the final paragraph aloud, and bear testimony of the blessings of baptism.

“The Faith of His Parents,” p. F6: Write the words spoken by the narrator, Mother, Father, and David on separate pieces of paper. Assign family members to act out the story. Show the pictures on pages F6 and F7. How did President David O. McKay and his family show their faith in God? Discuss ways we can show more faith.