Have an opening prayer.
“Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
“No true Latter-day Saint, while physically or emotionally able, will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family’s well-being to someone else.”
Spencer W. Kimball, “Welfare Services: The Gospel in Action,” Ensign, Nov. 1977, 77
Divide into pairs and complete the following activity together: Read the account in 1 Nephi 16:21–32 of how the Lord helped Nephi obtain food in the wilderness. What does this passage teach about the four principles of self-reliance?
Teachings in 1 Nephi 16:21–32
Exercise faith in Jesus Christ
Solve problems, act for yourself
Become one, serve others
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Choose an action partner for this week and take two minutes to share with each other the commitments that you feel impressed to work on. Decide how you will follow up with each other during the week.
Have a closing prayer.