1995
Picture of the Month
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“Picture of the Month,” Ensign, Dec. 1995, 64

Picture of the Month

When President Ezra Taft Benson asked members several years ago to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon, we decided to start with our own home. We bought an inexpensive mat and frame large enough to hold the pictures available at Church distribution centers. On the first Monday of every month we would put a different Book of Mormon picture in the frame and hang it in our children’s room. During family home evenings we discussed that month’s picture and the story it illustrated. Then throughout the month we would ask our children questions about the picture. By month’s end they would know the picture and scripture story quite well and look forward to beginning another scripture story.

After doing this for several years, we have now branched out to Bible and Church history pictures. We also have started hanging a second rotating picture in our dining room. In this one we have been illustrating the life of Christ. Not only do the visitors to our home notice the pictures and ask us questions about them and our beliefs, but these pictures help everyone in our family understand the scriptures better and think often about Christ.—Bonnie A. Nielsen, Akron, Colorado

Paintings by Arnold Friberg and Mary Lou Burgoyne