Family Study Fun
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    “Family Study Fun,” Ensign, February 2020

    Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon

    Family Study Fun

    Consider these activities during family scripture study or home evening.

    February 3–9 (2 Nephi 5:27)

    Happiness Declaration

    girl holding up a scroll

    Illustrations by David Green

    All of us want to live “after the manner of happiness” (2 Nephi 5:27). But happiness requires effort. Create a family plan to help your family experience more joy.

    1. Read 2 Nephi 5:10–12, 15–17, 26–27. Discuss what Nephi’s people did to live “after the manner of happiness.”

    2. Make a list together of commandments that, if kept, will bring your family happiness.

    3. Add to the list other things that bring you joy (good friends, game night, etc.).

    4. Turn your list into a family declaration. (“We, the Jones family, hereby commit to pursue happiness by …”)

    5. Place your declaration in a prominent place where you can see it often.

    February 10–16 (2 Nephi 9:1–26)

    Cupboard Counter

    open cupboard with food containers

    Christ’s Atonement is “an infinite atonement” (2 Nephi 9:7), but what does infinity mean?

    1. Open your cupboards and find various containers of cooking foods, such as:

      • Sugar

      • Salt

      • Rice

    1. Take turns guessing how many grains of each item would go into one cup. For example:

      • Sugar = 960,000

      • Salt = 2,000,000

      • Rice = 8,000

    Discussion: Name other things of which there is a numberless amount (sand at the beach, stars in the sky, cells in the body). How is the reach of Christ’s Atonement greater than all of these? Why is it called infinite?

    February 17–23 (2 Nephi 25:26)

    Testimony Time Capsule

    hand holding a cell phone; hand holding a microphone

    Nephi reminds us that we “talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ” so that our children know who to turn to (see 2 Nephi 25:26).

    1. Select several stories of Christ that the children are familiar with.

    2. Digitally record each person summarizing one of these stories and sharing their feelings about the Savior.

    3. If prompting is needed, ask family members to describe Christ and why we love Him.

    4. Store the recordings for safekeeping and send them to grandparents or other family members.

    Discussion: How can sharing our testimonies of Christ strengthen us and our future generations?

    February 24–March 1 (2 Nephi 27:26)

    Mission (No Longer) Impossible

    boy looking at globe

    In 2 Nephi 27:26, the Restoration of the gospel is referred to as “a marvelous work and a wonder.” That Restoration and work continue today as nations of the world receive missionaries.

    1. Locate a world map. Choose a family member to close their eyes and point to any location on the map.

    2. Using your smartphone or computer, discover the name of the mission closest to the chosen location and learn about it: language, culture, diet, the closest temple, etc.

    Discussion: What is the name of the mission you live in? What can you do to help the local missionaries? What areas of the world still need missionaries?