Family Home Evening Ideas

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, Apr. 2014, 3

Family Home Evening Ideas

This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are some examples.

“Special Witnesses Testify of the Living Christ,” page 22: Prior to family home evening, make a copy of the article and cut it into 15 segments (one for each General Authority). Begin family home evening by reading aloud one of the testimonies from the article. Then you could have each family member choose another testimony from the article to read to the family. Consider discussing how we are all called to share our testimonies with others, and then share your own feelings about the Savior. Invite family members to ponder ways they can increase their knowledge and testimonies of Jesus Christ. You could conclude by singing “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, no. 136).

“Follow the Prophet,” page 38: Consider sharing with your family the story about President Monson that Elder Walker tells at the beginning of the article. What does the story teach about priorities in our lives? You may want to discuss each of the five ways Elder Walker suggests we can follow President Monson’s example. Perhaps you can set a family goal to incorporate one or more of the suggestions during the coming week. You might want to conclude by watching the Mormon Messages for Youth video “Dare to Stand Alone,” which features an inspiring example of courage from President Monson’s life (