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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 9/13 for Kids
- Talk about Zion’s Camp. You may read this section (Voices of the Restoration) or read a section of the Saints that talks about it as a family.
- Joseph Smith and the other leaders thought that they were going to liberate the Saints by force. This didn’t happen, but they saw the power of God and went through many experiences that shaped them into leaders of the church.
- Sometimes things don’t go as we expect. And that is OK.
- God teaches us through our experiences. When has our family not had something go as planned? What did we learn from it?
Play a chance based game together (most card or dice games)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/13 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/13: Doctrine and Covenants 103:12
For after much tribulation, as I have said unto you in a former commandment, cometh the blessing.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/13 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/13 devotionals with your children! Please don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity. Just make sure you look at the activity in advance so you can gather any materials they may require.
Here is a general outline for each devotional for Come Follow Me 9/13:
- Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
- Read the scripture together, then your family can have a discussion using the questions/comments provided.
- Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook. The child or the parent can write the question at the top, after which the child can write or draw an answer.
- Have fun together doing the activity as a family!
Modifications for older children for Come, Follow Me 9/13 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/13
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 9/13
- Instead of answering the journal entry with a drawing, you can create a study journal (a simple spiral notebook will work) to answer the question with a few sentences or paragraphs, depending on the child’s age.
You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:
- This section contains the minutes of the first high council of the Church.
- Sometimes people commit big sins and the High Council meets to decide if those people can still have blessings, like holding the Priesthood, taking the sacrament, or even being able to stay a member of the Church.
- These verses give direction on how the high councils should handle these big sins.
- President M. Russell Ballard taught, “Members sometimes ask why Church [membership] councils are held. The purpose is threefold: to save the soul of the transgressor, to protect the innocent, and to safeguard the Church’s purity, integrity, and good name.”
- Usually, we don’t commit big sins unless we are already committing little sins. (We won’t go steal something if we aren’t already telling lies, for example)
- How we can keep ourselves from committing big sins?
What little sins can I work on fixing today?
Coloring page “Obedience Brings Blessings” (May 2001 Friend)
- Last week we learned how the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri were being driven from their homes.
- 200 men in Kirtland signed up to be part Zion’s Camp, and they planned to go to Jackson County and force the mobs to give the Saints back their homes and properties.
- But just before the camp arrived in Jackson County, the Lord told Joseph Smith to stop and disband Zion’s Camp.
- (Now read some of the quotes in the Voices of the Restoration: Zion’s Camp)
- What do these attitudes tell us about how we should handle things when the Lord tells us something we don’t expect?
What can I do today to follow the example of these faithful Saints?
- In many ways, participating in Zion’s Camp was a trial of faith.
- The journey was long, the weather was hot, and food and water were sometimes scarce.
- And after all they endured, the Saints were still not able to return to their land.
- Some people worried that Joseph Smith wasn’t a prophet because they felt Zion’s Camp had failed. The Lord gave these verses of encouragement to them.
- How can these verses help you in your own trials of faith?
What should I do when I am confused by a direction from the Lord?
“Prayer” color by number sheet
- In addition to trials in Missouri, in 1834 the Church faced financial difficulties, including heavy debts and expenses.
- These verses tell us what the Lord has to say about the Church’s financial situation. What does He tell them?
- What can we learn about how we should handle our own money?
What should I do whenever I get money?
Coloring Page: “I Can Pay Tithing” (August 2016 Liahona and Friend)
- Why did the Saints lose their promised land in Missouri?
- And why didn’t the Lord allow Zion’s Camp to restore them to their lands?
- Sometimes we let things keep us from building Zion today.
- What do we learn in these verses that can help us establish Zion in our hearts and homes?
What can I do today to help build Zion?
“Peacemakers” (February 1988 Friend).
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/13
The Come, Follow Me – For Primary manual contains a section in each week’s lesson entitled “Encourage Learning at Home.” Here is this week’s invitation for Come Follow Me 9/13:
Encourage the children to share the experiences of Zion’s Camp with someone at home, along with one lesson they learned from those experiences. Or invite them to think of something God has blessed them with that they can share with someone in need.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/13
Use Sundays for a time of reflection; share what you discussed that day in each of your classes. Did you learn anything new or hear a different perspective about what you studied this week?
If you went to a class that did not use the Come, Follow Me 9/13 Manual, then share what stood out to you the most in your class.
Take a few minutes to talk about what parts of Sacrament Meeting you felt like were meant for you. If your younger children are struggling during Sacrament, try using these Ideas and Activities to Keep Toddlers and Kids Quiet During Church
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 9/13:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/13
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read Saints, 1:194–206
- Watch “The Coat” and talk about ways you can serve others.
- Read “The Acceptable Offering of Zion’s Camp,” Revelations in Context, 213–18.
- Watch “Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story”
- Study President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s message “Providing in the Lord’s Way” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 53–56).
- Set up some kind of rewards system (allowance, chores, etc.) that will help your children earn money and learn how to budget it.
- “How Tithing Is Used” (August 2011 Liahona and Friend). A simple activity about the uses of tithing.
- Read this comic-book style story about a special experience that occurred during Zion’s Camp
- “The Law of Tithing” (February 2009 Friend). A scripture activity about paying tithing.
- “Tithing Around the World” (April 2018 Friend). Figure out how much tithing you would pay for these amounts of currency from around the world.
- “I Can Draw Pioneer Pictures” (June 2000 Liahona). Step by step line drawings of a wagon, the Salt Lake Temple, and a seagull.
- Read this story about Zion’s Camp in the Friend magazine.
- Choose some of these team-building activities and games and do them together as a family.
- Watch Nancy Holbrook Marches with Zions Camp. Nancy Holbrook was one of the few Latter-day Saint women to participate in Zion’s camp. Megan Whatcott introduces Nancy’s story and describes how she’s found inspiration in it for her own life.
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