Family Home Evening: Hero of the Month

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“Family Home Evening: Hero of the Month,” Ensign, Feb. 1996, 73

Family Home Evening: Hero of the Month

Our family tried a new approach for preparing family home evenings. At the beginning of the year, we chose twelve “heroes of the month,” usually selected from the scriptures, as monthly themes. Then we assigned family members to prepare family home evenings centered on the hero of their choice. Each month we memorized a scripture and participated in lessons, games, and activities that helped us learn more about each month’s hero and his “powers.”

Our list of heroes for one year:

We break each month into four separate topics but allow each person to chose his or her own topic if preferred. One example might be: 1. Nephi followed the prophet, 2. Nephi kept a journal, 3. Nephi learned the plan of salvation, 4. Nephi honored his Heavenly Father through keeping his covenants. We also choose a hymn or Primary song for the month.

Our family home evenings have been interesting, and the children look forward to studying about these heroes and their special powers.—Ruth Ann Cosby, Flower Mound, Texas

Illustrated by Jerry Harston