Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Family Home Evening with Mama Merdy's family

[The Lord] expects us to have family home evening—one night a week to gather our children together and teach them the gospel. Isaiah said, ‘And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord.’ That is the commandment: ‘All thy children shall be taught of the Lord.’ And the blessing: ‘And great,’ he said, "shall be the peace of the children".

The group all together after a wonderful lesson, bearing of testimonies and beautiful singing  Chuukese style harmonizing.

Elders Allred, Elder Tiffany, Fita, Elder Shakespear after playing the game Black Magic everyone loves to try and figure out how this game works.
The Elders love playing this trick on them.

“If we live the gospel, people will come into the Church. They will see the virtue of our lives, and they will be attracted to the message we have to teach. That message places great emphasis on the family. The family becomes a very important thing in our teaching and in our practice. We believe that the family is the basic unit of society. You can’t have a strong community without strong families. You can’t have a strong nation without strong families—the father, the mother, the children as one unit working together. Now the family is falling apart all over America, all over the world. If we can just cultivate good, wholesome family life among our members, I don’t worry very much about the future of this Church”
(interview with Ignacio Carrión, El País [Mexico]

“You have to establish in your life some sense of prioritizing things, of giving emphasis to the important things and of laying aside the unimportant things that will lead to nothing. Establish a sense of justice, a sense of what is good and what is not good, what is important and is not important; and that can become a marvelous and wonderful blessing in your lives”

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