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Short daily devotionals, FHE and Sunday ideas to go along with Come, Follow Me for the week of 6/22/2020.
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Family Home Evening
- Read the story together. You could act it out as well.
- How did Lamoni react when his father wanted him to kill Ammon?
- What did Lamoni do to stand up for the right?
- How difficult do you think that was?
- What are some scenarios where you may need to stand up for what is right even though it may be hard?
Build towers with cups and see who can build the tallest one without it falling over.
Rice Krispie treats cut in smaller cubes so they can be stacked
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Alma 22:15
Behold, said he, I will give up all that I possess, yea, I will forsake my kingdom, that I may receive this great joy.
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use! Don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity. 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:
- Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
- Read the scripture together, and then have a discussion about it 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, then the child can write or draw an answer.
- Have fun together with the activity!
Modifications for older children:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families
- Instead of printing the journal entry and answering it with a drawing, 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.
- Have you ever gone a long time without seeing a friend? How does it feel when you see them again?
- What if you found out the friend had been making wrong choices? Right choices?
- Alma and the sons of Mosiah were good friends to each other, and they were happy they had all stayed true to the gospel.
- What did they do to keep on the right path?
Make friendship flowers and give them to friends
What can I do this week to keep my testimony strong?
- After Alma and the sons of Mosiah had seen the angel and repented, the sons of Mosiah wanted to serve a mission to the Lamanites. After praying about it, King Mosiah allowed them to go.
- Ammon went to a Lamanite land ruled by King Lamoni and offered to be Lamoni’s servant. Lamoni had him watch the sheep with some other servants.
- Some bad people came and tried to attack the sheep. The servants were afraid because King Lamoni killed servants who lost the sheep, but Ammon had faith and Heavenly Father helped him fight the bad Lamanites. Ammon cut off many of their arms.
- The other servants picked up the arms and showed them to King Lamoni as proof that Ammon had protected them and the sheep.
- In verse 35 we see that the Lord had promised King Mosiah that his sons would be safe on their missions. Ammon wasn’t afraid because he trusted that Heavenly Father keeps His promises.
- What promises does Heavenly Father give us?
How do I develop the same faith that Ammon had in Heavenly Father’s promises?
- King Lamoni knew that Ammon had to have been protected by power from God (whom they called the Great Spirit), so he promised to believe all his words.
- Ammon taught the entire Plan of Salvation, and the words were so powerful that King Lamoni fell as if he were dead for two days. His wife the queen asked Ammon to bring him back, and King Lamoni awoke and bore his testimony. Then the queen and all the servants also fell down because of the power of the testimony.
- A righteous servant named Abish was already a believer. She ran and got all of the people, who came and thought Ammon had killed everyone. They tried to kill him, but God protected him.
- Abish was sad the people were fighting, so she took the queen’s hand. The queen and King Lamoni all woke up and shared their testimonies with the people. Many people converted to the gospel.
- What changes happened because Ammon lived as an example? And then shared his knowledge of the gospel?
Who can I share my testimony with this week?
- The Lord told Ammon that his brothers were in prison in another land. King Lamoni offered to go with him to help them be released. Along the way, they met King Lamoni’s father who was the high king over all of the land.
- King Lamoni’s father told him to kill Ammon, but King Lamoni refused. His father then tried to kill King Lamoni, but Ammon stopped him.
- Ammon spared the life of King Lamoni’s father in return for a promise that King Lamoni and his people would be left alone and allowed to follow the gospel.
- How would you feel if you were King Lamoni in this situation?
How can I be courageous like Ammon and King Lamoni?
Alma 22:12-18 (maybe just read chapter headings and/or summarize the story)
- Ammon’s brother Aaron had gone to a group of Lamanites called the Amalekites in the land of Middoni. He was put in prison with his fellow missionaries, and they stayed there until Ammon got them out.
- After they were released, many people believed them and were converted.
- Then Aaron went to teach King Lamoni’s father about the Plan of Salvation. He collapsed like his son did, and the queen tried to have Aaron killed. Aaron revived the king and they taught the people.
- What did King Lamoni’s father say in the verses we read? What sins do you think he would be giving up? Would that be difficult?
- We may not be as wicked as the Lamanites were, but we all have sins we need to change. This is a process. What can we work on this week as a family? As individuals?
What sin can I give up to be closer to God?
Fill in these blanks about how far the gospel spread: Ammon shared the gospel with ______, who shared the gospel with ______, and the result was _______.
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 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic:
- Do these fun activities from Color Me Christian
- Review the story of King Lamoni and Ammon with this crossword puzzle
- Help Ammon find 25 lost sheep
- Put on a pageant about King Lamoni and Ammon using this script
- Watch the video Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 19: The Sons of Mosiah Become Missionaries”
- Watch the video Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 23: Ammon: A Great Servant”
- Watch the video Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 24: Ammon Meets King Lamoni’s Father”
- Sing the song “I Want to Be a Missionary Now,” Children’s Songbook, 168. Talk about ways you can follow the words of this song in the upcoming week.
- Display an instrument or tool, and talk to the children about what it is used for. What other tools do the children know of? Invite them to pretend to use a tool. Explain that just as we use instruments or tools to get things done, Heavenly Father can use us to do His work. Read Alma 17:11, and explain that Ammon and his brothers were Heavenly Father’s instruments to help the Lamanites learn the gospel. How can Heavenly Father use us as tools? How can we know what He wants us to do?
- Invite the children to run in place and pretend to knock on doors as you tell the story of Abish going from house to house telling people about God’s power (see Alma 19:16–34). Help the children think of ways they can be like Abish and share the gospel with others.
- Summarize Alma 17:21–25 for the children, emphasizing that Ammon wanted to serve Lamoni. Invite the children to share experiences when they served someone. Remind the children that Ammon’s great service helped King Lamoni want to learn about the gospel (see Alma 18:15–23). Invite the children to think of someone they can serve today, and discuss how they can serve that person. Explain how service is a great way to open the door to sharing the gospel.
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:
Invite the children to prayerfully make a goal with their family to share the gospel with someone.
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