It's weird to get this much snow in the afternoon at 3PM when the sun is out and it's daytime. It's beautiful, but it's March and I am ready for spring weather - LOL!
Now on to Primary handouts from the past two weeks.
Last week, Sister Stacie T. gave a lesson on "Faith". I absolutely LOVED the handout with the seed and the flower. The stem folds down under the seed and will "grow" just like our faith grows if we nourish it.
I forgot to make the Monthly page with the "Theme, Scripture and Song" for the month last week. I was even surprised that the children asked me where it was last week. I had totally forgotten it!
The lesson was about Bible Prophets, Book of Mormon Prophets and Latter-day Prophets.
The lesson told me to ask a Melchizedek Priesthood holder to come to class and tell the children that he is pretending to be King Benjamin. (He may want to wear a bathrobe or something similar over his clothes to symbolize a king’s robes.) Have him to introduce himself as King Benjamin. Have him explain to the children that he was a righteous king who worked with his own hands to support himself so he wouldn’t be a burden to his people. Ask him to briefly explain that he had a tower built and that the people came from near and far to hear his message. Ask him to briefly teach the children one of the principles that King Benjamin taught (see Mosiah 2–5).
I asked Brother Newby to be King Benjamin and he did a great job!! I wish I would have taken a picture of him to post - darn.
Stacie and I have 14 children in our class - it's becoming huge. They all love to come (I still have 2 inactive and are working with them). We have one little boy who is having the missionary discussions and it was his 2nd week in our class. Yesterday I was able to run over a binder to his house. He really is loving Primary. I'm thrilled and excited for this opportunity. I also have 3 children who go back and forth to Mom and Dad - In fact their parents tell us that when they are here in this ward - it's their favorite.
I love my calling and all these children. It's getting harder and harder for reverence and I had to take away 2 badges today. It could be "Daylight" savings craziness - who knows. We can handle it though - with our badge system in place.
Our secretary asked if we can handle this many and I told her she couldn't split the class because the children currently in it would be VERY mad if they had to leave it. We will just have to do our best to keep it reverent while we have fun and make an impact on their lives as they turn 8 years old and get baptised this year.