Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday's Matter: I Mustache You A Question

At our home, and millions of others around the globe, Monday nights are reserved for family.  A Family Home Evening (FHE)!

“Each family prayer, each episode of family scripture study, and each family home evening is a brushstroke on the canvas of our souls. No one event may appear to be very impressive or memorable. But just as the yellow and gold and brown strokes of paint complement each other and produce an impressive masterpiece, so our consistency in doing seemingly small things can lead to significant spiritual results.”

― David A. Bednar

This Monday comes on the coattails of the 184th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  A wonderful gathering of millions of members worldwide to talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ and be edified by the Spirit of God.  I thought it might be fun to have a little General Conference Trivia for FHE tonight.

Watch and Discuss:
Your favorite talk from this session of General Conference.  Here is my favorite...
Sunday Morning: Deiter F. Uctdorf   it is a talk all about having and "Attitude of Gratitude."

But first a little something silly....

Bob Ross and the silly song Camel Train to Yamba by John Williamson  you can find the sheet music HERE

{For this FHE Activity you will need some supplies}  

A pack of stick-on Mustaches!
The Trivia game is called I Mustache You a Question about General Conference.  Remember to take a few family pics as you don your mustaches (I'd love to see them)!

Trivia Questions*:

1.    General conference was a three-day event until which year?
a.    1977
b.    1942
c.    1924

2.    How many times has general conference been delayed or canceled?
a.    1
b.    2
c.    3

3.    Which year was general conference broadcast from the Peter Whitmer farm in Fayette, New York?
a.    1955
b.    1980
c.    2005

4.    Which prophet wiggled his ears during his priesthood session talk?
a.    Spencer W. Kimball
b.    Gordon B. Hinckley
c.    Thomas S. Monson

5.    Who was the first woman to speak in general conference?
a.    Michaelene P. Grassli, general Primary president, in 1988
b.    Barbara B. Smith, general Relief Society president, in 1979
c.    Ardeth G. Kapp, general Young Women president, in 1984

6.    Which year did Church leaders announce in conference the addition of “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” as a subtitle to the Book of Mormon?
a.    1982
b.    1969
c.    1975

7.    Which prophet broke 3 ribs after falling during his conference talk?
a.    Spencer W. Kimball
b.    Heber J. Grant
c.    Howard W. Hunter

8.    Which year did the Church begin providing translations of general conference?
a.    1961
b.    1949
c.    1952
9. Which year was general conference first broadcast over the internet?
a.    1999
b.    2001
c.    2003

10.  What did President Monson speak about during this last session of general conference?
a.  Recent Temple Dedication in Gilbert, Arizona, the 142 operating temple in the church.
b. When temples announced are complete, there will be 170 operating temples throughout the world.
c. Courage to do the right thing because it's right.
d. If you ever find yourself where you shouldn't ought to be, get out!
e. We cannot love God if we do not love our fellow men.  Likewise we cannot love men if we do not love God.
f. Manifestations of love include kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding and forgiveness.
g. Messages have been prepared and delivered under the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
h.  Take the time to read the conference messages for they are deserving of our careful study.
i.  All of the Above

1. A: In April 1977, it was announced that general conference would be shortened to two days and would be held on the first Saturday and Sunday of the respective month. Before then, general conference was a three-day event, and the April conference was always held on April 6 and surrounding days.

2. B: General conference has been canceled or delayed twice—in April 1919, when it was postponed until June because of an influenza outbreak, and then in the fall of 1957, when it was canceled due to an Asian flu epidemic.

3. B: In April 1980, the Church marked its sesquicentennial by broadcasting general conference from the Peter Whitmer farm in Fayette, N.Y. (where the Church was founded in 1830).

4. C: In April 2008, President Thomas S. Monson wiggled his ears to illustrate a story in his priesthood session talk; the act became an overnight internet sensation.

5. A: In October 1988, Michaelene P. Grassli, general Primary president, became the first woman to speak in general conference.

6. A: The addition of "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" was announced in October 1982.

7. C: In April 1988, President Howard W. Hunter fell backward while speaking. (He had recently had surgery.) He was lifted back up by apostles Thomas S. Monson and Boyd K. Packer and a church security guard. Hunter continued his sermon despite sustaining three broken ribs.

8. A: Translations of general conference began in 1961 when it was translated into Spanish, German, Samoan, and Dutch. Last year’s conference was translated into 94 languages.

9. A: General conference was first broadcast over the internet in 1999. Conference was first broadcast over radio in October 1924, and it was first televised in October 1949.

10. I: All of the above

* Most trivia questions taken from this article.

{FHE doesn't have to be perfect.  It just has to BE!}

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