4.02.2011

So today was the start of General Conference and there are lots and lots of ideas, but here is what my family did.  it's a Word Watcher Game It is where you listen for words that "pop" up several times though out General Conference. The words we used were Service, Prophet, Jesus and Heavenly Father and Holy Ghosts (basically Godhead), Love, and finally, Family.  We wrote those words on sticky notes and stuck them on 5 different mugs. And we had popcorn kernels (you could use candy, marbles, pennies, confetti, chocolate chips, pasta, macaroni etc.) Put the item(s) in one bowl. Then put out the mugs nearby your family. Or make one person responsible for a mug. Through out general conference when you hear a word said put in one of the items in that words mug. At the end count and eat/play. Or do what we did make something out of it. We counted them ( we were only able to watch half of it) and we heardService (33)Prophet (15) God Head {Jesus, Heavenly Father, Holy Ghost} (29) Love (22)Family (48) Keep in mind this is what we heard and it may be wrong, then we turned the Kernels into popcorn. And gave an object lesson (using actual salt) about be the salt of the world.
In the New Testament the Savior referred to his disciples as the “salt of the earth,” and charged them to retain their savor (Matt. 5:13). He repeated this charge to his chosen disciples on the American continent:


“Verily,
verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth;
but if the salt shall lose its savor, wherewith shall the earth be
salted? The salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast
out and to be trodden under foot of men” (3 Ne. 12:13).


When the Lord used the expression “savor of men,” he was speaking of
those who represent him. He was referring to those who have repented,
who have been washed clean in the waters of baptism, and who have
covenanted to take upon them his name and his cause. Moreover, he was
speaking of those who would share by covenant his priesthood power. He
was speaking of you and me.
Find the lesson herehttp://lds.org/ensign/1980/05/salt-of-the-earth-savor-of-men-and-saviors-of-men?langang=eng&query=%E2%80%9Csalt+earth+%E2%80%9C


I asked which salt the lord would want, which one they wanted. Of course it was the one that was clean.

The popcorn kernels represented us in the premortal existence. And when we came here and received bodies (went through the popcorn popper) we became people of all different shapes and conditions. Some may have burdens here on earth, some may not of even "popped" but we are all here on earth ( a bowl) together.  The salt represents the members of the earth who can help those on earth, and who share the gospel. Although salt can go bad, (through disobedience.)

“Verily,
verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the earth;
but if the salt shall lose its savor, wherewith shall the earth be
salted? The salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast
out and to be trodden under foot of men” (3 Ne. 12:13).
So if we want to spread the gospel than we need to be like the good salt of the earth.


Here is what we did.






 teddy gram bingo










Pray, Read,Smile :D
 Photobucket

No comments: