I absolutely believe that following the prophet will help us come unto Christ. I feel an increased awareness of this as I try to navigate parenting four-young-children-growing-at-a-rapid-pace.
It seems like only yesterday that my 5-year-old was telling me, in response to the Prophet during General Conference, that we needed a picture of the temple in his room “RIGHT NOW!” Do you remember the General Conference when President Monson suggested that each child have a picture of the temple in his or her room during their childhood? You can read more about my son’s response to this conference talk here. Now that adorable little boy has been baptized, is starting 4th grade and asks me deep questions like, “How am I going to know for sure if Heavenly Father is real? I want to live with Him again someday but I’m confused because so many people believe different things.” Following the prophet is a way to build a foundation of faith one brick at a time, helping our children build their path back to Heavenly Father.
Here’s a roundup of some of our greatest hits about Following the Prophet to help you get started on your planning for Sharing Time. You may have trouble narrowing it down!
Follow the Prophet Tic Tac Toe: A fun activity to reinforce the main ideas is always a good bet — providing repetition and a change of pace, helping learners of all styles practice and remember the lesson.
Lessons from Our Prophet: What did the Prophet actually say in our recent General Conference? If we’re going to follow him I guess we better know what we’re following!
Follow the Prophet–but how exactly?: How can we help our children understand and apply these principles in their lives?
Anytime is a good time to teach about following the Prophet but October is a great opportunity to reinforce this principle, help the children prepare for General Conference and then remember and reflect on what they saw and heard during General Conference.