Friday, July 17, 2009

Family Home Evening Lesson #25: YOUNG WOMEN VALUES--FAITH

1. Opening Prayer

2. Sing "I Know My Father Lives" Children's Songbook pg. 5

3. Read Alma 32:21 And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.

4. Read and discuss the following from "Young Women Personal Progress"

I am a daughter of Heavenly Father, who loves me. I have faith in His eternal plan, which centers on Jesus Christ, my Savior.

Then read and discuss the following from Virginia H. Pearce:

Why me?” That’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves during hard times. Family difficulties, loneliness, awkwardness, problems with school—“why did it have to be me?” What would help? What is the answer?

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Of all our needs, I think the greatest is an increase in faith."

Could faith be the answer? We all know that more faith won’t make our problems disappear. But I believe as our faith increases, we become more able to not only survive the hard times but become better because of them. I believe faith is the answer.

Faith is the first of the Young Women Values: “I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I will have faith in his eternal plan, which centers in Jesus Christ, my Savior."

In everyday language, faith means I really believe that:

• Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live, and they are in charge of this world.
• They know me.
• They love me.
• They have a plan for my future.
• I will obey the commandments, work hard, and trust in their plan.

5. Closing Prayer

Additional Resources: God Will Make a Way (New Era, Jan. 2002)
The Infinite Power of Hope (Ensign, Nov. 2008)
My Faith in Christ Can Grow (FHE Resource Book, Lesson 11)

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