For FHE tonight, we are going to talk a
little bit about the pre-existence, the Plan of Salvation, and how lucky
we are to have each other as family. I will start by asking them,
"What is the best thing about our family?"
It will be interesting to see the answers everyone gives.
The Restoration of the gospel brought knowledge of the premortal
existence. From the scriptures, we know of the Council in Heaven and the
decision to send the sons and daughters of God into mortality to
receive a body and to be tested. 2 We are children of God. We have a
spirit body housed, for now, in an earthly tabernacle of flesh. The
scriptures say, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)." (President Boyd K. Packer, Prayer and Promptings, Nov. 2009)
I love these
discussions because it usually brings out a lot of questions from the
kids. We will hold a nice discussion about how each one of us will have
hard times in life, and how important it is for us to help each other
when those hard times come.
Then...we will play the M&M game.
Here is how it works:
To transfer as many M&M's from the bowl
into your cup as you can, by sucking through a straw, before the person
to your left rolls a double with the dice. Once a double is rolled,
that person gets the big M&M bowl and begins sucking up M&M's
through their straw, while the person to their left rolls for a
double. The game is over when all the M&M's from the large bowl are
gone, and each player gets to eat what he has in his cup!
Here is a fun little video to give you an idea....