Helps for Home Evening

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“Helps for Home Evening,” Ensign, July 2012, 65

Helps for Home Evening

“The Strength of Our Heritage,” page 36: Read the article to your family, then reread this statement by Elder L. Tom Perry: “Just as the pioneers made the desert blossom as a rose, so too our lives and families will blossom if we follow their example and embrace their traditions.” Consider asking, “How can our family better follow the example set by the early pioneers?” You may want to close by singing “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, no. 30).

“Facing the Future with Hope,” page 15: You may wish to summarize the story of Brother Grilo or tell a personal story of you or someone you know facing the future with hope. Help family members apply the message to their lives by asking questions like, “What are some challenges that make it hard for you to have faith in the future? What can you do to keep a positive attitude as you face these challenges?” Conclude by reading the last two paragraphs of the article.

“When Good Plans Don’t Work Out” page 26: Before discussing the article together, you may want to ask if anyone can share an experience of a time when they had a plan that didn’t work out the way they expected. Read or summarize the article, and then discuss what can be learned from the examples of these young adults who found happiness in living their “plan B.”