Friday, July 17, 2009

Family Home Evening Lesson #30: YOUNG WOMEN VALUES--GOOD WORKS

1. Opening Prayer

2. Sing "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" Children's Songbook pg. 78

3. Read 3 Nephi 12:16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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

I will help others and build the kingdom through righteous service.

Then read and discuss the following from Gordon B. Hinckley:

I believe in the obligation and blessing of service. I speak of that service which is given without expectation of monetary reward. Most of the troubles of the world come because of human greed. What a therapeutic and wonderful thing it is for a man or woman to set aside all consideration of personal gain and reach out with strength and energy and purpose to help the unfortunate, to improve the community, to clean up the environment and beautify our surroundings. How much greater would be the suffering of the homeless and the hungry in our own communities without the service of hundreds of volunteers who give of their time and substance to assist them.

I talked one day with a successful businessman who gets up at five o’clock five days a week to teach seminary. He said, “It’s the best thing I do.” No man can live fully and happily who lives only unto himself. It was King Benjamin who said, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17).

5. Closing Prayer

Additional Resources: Service to Others (For the Strength of Youth)
Gospel Art Picture Kit: Serving One Another
Service (Gospel Principles, Chapter 28)

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