“Building the Kingdom in Australia”
“Choosing to Live: Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts”
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
“The Real Miracle”
Traumatic Brain Injury
Objective: Help family members understand:
Hymns and Songs:
Lesson for young children: As a family, read “Katie and Quincy” from the October 2018 Friend. Discuss the “Friends with Disabilities” section at the bottom of the story, including some of the things that are good to do and things that you should not do when you meet someone with a disability.
Activity for young children: Role-play meeting someone with a special need. Practice doing some of the things that you should do when you meet them. See if family members can guess what you are doing from the list of suggestions in the article.
Lesson for youth: As a family, read “Really Seeing the Gospel” from the October 2018 New Era. Then discuss the following:
Challenge: Identify at least one thing you could do this week to help all of God’s children feel loved and welcome in situations you will be in.
“How Do I Talk to My Kids about Disabilities?,” Ensign, June 2020, 58–59
Here are some tips on helping everyone feel included, no matter the distance.
For more ideas about making church a good experience for members with disabilities please see: disability.churchofjesuschrist.org
Many missionary opportunities are available for members with disabilities who have a desire to serve a mission. If you feel the Spirit prompting you to serve a mission, communicate your desire to your parents or caregiver and your bishop or branch president. To learn more about missionary opportunities for members with disabilities, please visit ChurchofJesusChrist.org/service-missionary or seniormissionary.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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