Family Home Evening Ideas

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“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Friend, Oct. 1999, 6

Family Home Evening Ideas

If your parents ask you to help plan a family home evening, you may want to use an idea from the Friend. Here are some ideas in this issue that you may like (look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned).

  1. Have a parent talk about the three keys to sharing the gospel presented in “A Voice of Warning” (IFC) by Elder Henry B. Eyring. Then read “Me? A Missionary Now?” (pages 2–6). How did Benjamin use the keys? How can you?

  2. Ask a brother or sister to read “Place of Honor” (page 39). If someone in your family is a convert to the Church, ask about his or her feelings toward the missionaries who taught him or her the gospel. If someone has served a mission, ask how he or she felt when a person he or she taught received a testimony.

  3. Talk about the childhood of Elder D. Lee Tobler (pages 8–9). How did his life differ from yours? In what important ways was it the same? List some of the things his family did that yours can do to stay close to the Lord and to each other.

  4. Read “Scavenger Hunt” (pages 28–30). Plan a similar scavenger hunt for your own family. Report the following week.

  5. Play the matching game “Parable of the Sower” (page 13) or the “I Have Many Talents Game” (page 21), or do the “Let Your Light Shine” puzzle activity (pages 36–37).

  6. Remove the poster “Be a Missionary” from the center of the magazine (pages 24–25), and hang it where your family can see it every day.

  7. Make the “Crunchy Orange Cookies” and the “Old-Fashioned Cider” (page 22) for refreshments.