Eighteen of the most exciting and challenging months of my life were spent on an LDS mission in California. In some form or another, I think about those months almost every day. Just this morning I was showing my baby boy a picture of the day I entered the MTC, and I thought about how sweet and incredible (and heartaching-not a word, I know) it will be to see a name tag on that blonde boy in 18 years.
Among a serious love for sopes and enchiladas verdes and semi-fluency in Spanglish, I brought this little Plan of Salvation set home with me. We mostly used it in Family Home Evenings and dinner appointments with members-my original copy was in Spanish. But whether we were using this set or our less playful set or teaching without any visuals on a doorstep or sidewalk, I really grew to love teaching this plan. I found over and over and over again that understanding God’s plan brings profound peace. It is the promise that long-term, everything will be okay if we continue to follow Him-the promise that our happiness matters immensely to our Heavenly Father.
I’ve used this set for a YW activity (only one of the several pieces is pictured above). The girls colored and cut out their copies, then we had them laminated. We talked about the Plan of Salvation as they colored and read some scriptures from Personal Progress for Faith #6. It’s a perfect fit!
This could also be a fun thing to send to a missionary you have or to create with kiddos for Family Home Evening. It fits with February’s Primary theme: Heavenly Father has a plan for His children.
So many uses!
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