Sunday, January 25, 2009

Building Up the Kingdom


Today was so fun in Sunday School class-I teach the 12 yr. olds. Our lesson was on Building Up Zion. I first told them the story of Ammon-the armslayer, from the BOM. One of the boys (Mitchell) was so sure he knew the story...he took over in the middle of my words.

I happily let him explain how King Lamoni was so impressed with Ammon, that he finally let him teach him the gospel. Mitchell had such emotion and understanding of this missionary work-I was so touched with his testimony. It was like he knew Ammon and the King personally.

We talked about being pure in heart, and the ways to accomplish this goal. The girls made a long list on the chalk board,* Church attendence (which has HUGE meaning to me now that I have a son of Alma), Reading scriptures, prayer, Following the prophets, Keeping the Word of Wisdom, and tons of other great answers. I felt such happiness being with these valiant pre-teens. I thought of how they are Saturdays Warriors-ready to go out and build up the kingdom. They have true and faithful families to guide them. What a huge blessing in this upside-down world.

Here is one my favorite scriptures from Alma 19: 36 And thus the work of the Lord did commence among the Lamanites; thus the Lord did begin to pour out his aSpirit upon them; and we see that his arm is extended to ball people who will repent and believe on his name.

I add my testimony also, that the gospel is true and I have full faith in our Heavenly Father's love for us. We will return to be with Him, if we are pure in heart.

11 comments:

::Jan:: said...

Great job. Boys love anything that involves those types of lessons. Glad they liked it so much.

Lisa Loo said...

Wish you taught my sons class! Love it!

McEwens said...

Great lesson! Wish you were my sons teacher!

Van Leuven said...

I love all your comments they are very uplifting you sound like an amazing woman

whoopsadasie said...

How lucky they are to have you to be their teacher! That Young Man sounds like he will be a GREAT missionary!!

Maddy said...

'all people' = I always love it.
Best wishes

davies-jennie said...

You are the best teacher. Tanner was so happy he got to come to you class when his teacher was sick!

da Bergs said...

Wow, wanna move here? I would love for my son to be in your class! Great lesson... great post!

Mechelle said...

You go girl... you rock the Sunday school room!! M

Mikki said...

Sweet post Dolly. I am always amazed by the youth in my ward. They are so much farther along than I was at that age. Yes, they are truly Saturday's Warriors.

RhondaLue said...

what a great post dolly! I love that age...before they're too attitudey!