Family Home Evening Ideas


Several articles in this issue discuss missionary work. Consider using family home evening to create a family missionary plan, including goals that will help your family share the gospel. You could also discuss recent conference talks about missionary work (see Thomas S. Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” Liahona, May 2010, 64; Ronald A. Rasband, “The Divine Call of a Missionary,” Liahona, May 2010, 51).

“My Own Book of Mormon,” page 6: After reading this story, consider inviting family members to insert their names into a favorite scripture to show that they can be like the righteous men and women of the scriptures. For example, “I, [family member’s name], said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded …” (1 Nephi 3:7).

“Bringing Christ into Our Home,” page 14: After reading this article as a family, you may want to set a goal to memorize “The Living Christ” and gather pictures of the Savior to help family members “always remember him” (Moroni 4:3).

Simple But Profound

Not long ago our family moved from Korea to the United States. Things were hectic as we settled in. Our first Monday, we held a simple family home evening. A set of scriptures was our only resource, so we read in 3 Nephi about Christ’s appearance to the Nephites. We felt that even though we were in a totally new situation, place, and country, the Lord was mindful of us, just as He was the Nephites.

As a family we knelt in a circle and prayed. Despite our exhaustion from the move, we felt a deep sense of comfort, knowing that we would always have one another and Heavenly Father and the Savior to rely on. We knew that everything would turn out for the best. And it has.

Yun Jung Nam, Texas, USA