Our Conference Family Home Evenings
    Footnotes

    “Our Conference Family Home Evenings,” Ensign, Apr. 2002, 65

    Our Conference Family Home Evenings

    We have family home evening on a regular basis, but sometimes we struggle in selecting lesson material best suited to our family. Our dilemma is not too little material but too much. Sometimes my husband and I have looked through the Family Home Evening Resource Book and have wondered which topics to select and how to present them in an interesting way for both our teenagers and Primary-age children.

    To make family home evening a more meaningful experience, we prayed and searched for a solution. One Sunday during a Sunday School lesson, the idea came to me that we should teach our children more about the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the General Authorities. What better way to do this than by sharing their conference talks in family home evening?

    We have the Ensign conference issues from 1997 to present, and they are also available on the Church’s official Web site at www.lds.org or on CD (item no. 50000, U.S. $3). We take turns giving the lessons—even the younger children. Since the talks can be adapted for different age levels, everyone in our family is involved and excited to participate.

    The conference talks provide teachings for our day, and the much-needed topics they address have greatly benefited our family. As we have shared the Church leaders’ messages, our family has more keenly felt the Spirit and the Savior’s love in our home.—Lori Wood, Hyrum Second Ward, Hyrum Utah Stake

    Illustrated by Beth Whittaker