In the LDS church all work done within the church is done without pay. It is a great way to serve one another and grow. I am blessed with the opportunity to work in the Young Women's group which consists of girls 12 years to 17 years old. On Sunday, the lesson was about the Sabbath day. We talked about the difference between a holiday and a holy day as well as how the world is trying to make the Sabbath a holiday. We also spoke about the many blessings of obeying the Sabbath including an example of Tonga that Elder Groberg shared. It is a great talk if you have a few minutes to listen to it here. We then took a field trip outside and we talked about the use of a "stake" like one you would use to hold a tent down. This idea was based on Sister Cook's talk about "Anchors of Testimony." We spoke about putting our "stakes" deep into the ground and how "For the Strength of Youth" is our tool (hammer) that helps us anchor our stakes. It was a great visual for the girls to see what they should and should not do when it came to driving their stakes in the ground on how they could keep the Sabbath day holy. I thought I'd share the handout with you in case you want to use it with your wonderful girls or for a fun family home evening idea. Simple print the handout on colored card stock, punch a whole on the top and bottom, slip a tent stake inside the hole and your done. Enjoy!
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