Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday's Matter FHE: "Who Am I that I should..." A Lesson of Service

At our home, and millions of others around the globe Monday nights are reserved for family.  A Family Home Evening (FHE) can reinforce and strengthen bonds between you and those you love.

Some of my favorite activities have been opportunities to give service to those in my family, my neighborhood, my church and my community.  There is just something about helping others that make you feel so good!

Points to Ponder:

"Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossip, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Abraham was old,... And Lazarus was dead."
Author Unknown

Who ever you are, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Nobody is perfect but everyone can be the perfect answer to someone's prayers.  Look for opportunities to serve those around you - you will be surprised with how much you are needed. 

READ: Read the story of Captain Wiggly Wings HERE

Share and discuss the story of Colonel Gail Halvorsen aka The Candy Bar Bomber who brought joy to thousands of children after WWII.

WATCH:  The Mormon Message "Unselfish Service" HERE

SHARE:  Share your ideas for serving those inside and outside of your home.  How can you make someone else smile?  Can you do something to lift someone's burden even for a moment?  What do you have to give?

{Activity:  Feed My Sheep Pudding! }

 Arm length dowels or sticks for each person, masking or duct tape, spoons for each person
Chocolate pudding and Whipped Cream

The idea is to tape the spoons to the sticks so they are too long to feed yourself with. You can have people try and feed themselves.  The only way to get pudding is to have someone else feed you!  The longer the stick spoons the funnier it is to try and feed someone else.  Pick a partner and try and feed them a cup of pudding using your long stick!  You can even race - the first team done gets extra pudding!

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see your pudding faces

**You can also make candy parachutes like in the story and "drop" them by your friends and neighbors!**

{FHE doesn't have to be Perfect, it just has to BE!}

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