Using the Liahona
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    “Using the Liahona,” Liahona, Feb. 2004, 1

    Using the Liahona

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Deep in the Mountains,” p. 8: Talk about this story as an example of how the Book of Mormon can change lives. Ask family members about sacrifices they are making because they are Church members. Point out that Hugo Miza came to see the forsaking of a worldly way of life not as a sacrifice but as a path to greater blessings.

    “The Book of Mormon Will Change Your Life,”p. 12: Ask family members how the Book of Mormon has changed their lives. One of the four things Elder Henry B. Eyring tries to do when he teaches the scriptures is to “prove.” Choose a principle from the Book of Mormon, and ask your family to think of ways they might prove this principle to show it is true. In what ways might proving this principle influence their lives?

    “Not Just Me,” p. 26: Is a family member experiencing a difficult challenge? Read this story, and ask family members to name someone in the scriptures whose experience they can liken to their own. Talk about how these role models dealt with their adversities. What can we learn from their lives?

    “Prime Time,” p. 29: Talk about this Idea List, and have each family member choose three of these activities—or perhaps others that are not listed—as activities he or she will do instead of watching television.

    “Happiness,” p. F2: Read together President James E. Faust’s account of Ali Hafed. Ask children what they can do to experience happiness here and now, rather than waiting for some future time and place.

    “Daddy’s Blessing,” p. F6: This story is especially for young children. Read it together; then talk about the difference between being set apart for a calling and receiving other kinds of priesthood blessings. Discuss times when children might need or want a priesthood blessing.