Family Home Evening Ideas
“What Had to Happen?”
p. 20: Talk about the events on the time line in this article. Explain that these events were necessary for the gospel to be restored to the earth. Then ask family members what had to happen for the gospel to be preached in their country or their city. How did the Lord prepare the way for the gospel to reach them or their ancestors? Finally invite family members to consider what the Lord has done to prepare them personally to receive the gospel.
“The Saints of Colombia: An Example of Strength,”
p. 34: Invite family members to share some of the challenges they are facing. Compare their challenges to those of the Saints in Colombia. Consider applying in your family one or two ways the Colombian Saints are coping with their challenges.
“We Love to See the Temple,”
p. 44: Show the pictures in this article. As you read the article, ask family members to listen for why Hironui and Merirani like going to the temple. Tell about the blessings you have received from going to the temple or from preparing to go to the temple. If possible, consider making a family trip to the temple.
“The Light Divine,”
p. F6: Invite family members to draw pictures of lightbulbs or suns and write family members’ names on them. Read together how Sister Susan W. Tanner’s father and mother were “lights” in her life. Discuss ways family members can be a light to each other and to others.
“Why We Rejoice: An Easter Program,”
p. F10: Invite family members to share their feelings about Easter. Ask all family members to take turns reading the parts in this program. Use the pictures and songs suggested. Bear your testimony of the Savior’s redeeming sacrifice.