Monday, September 21, 2009

YW lesson #29 lm1 The Second Coming

I focused more on being prepared for the second coming and that if we are prepared we shouldn't be fearful.

At the beginning of class I gave each girl an envelope with their name on it. I then read a little from Mary Ellen Smoot, “Come, Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord,” Ensign, Nov 1998, 89

Mary Ellen Smoot-
I’ve always loved receiving invitations. Do you? Do you ever like to imagine someday you will be invited to something grand, some even that will acknowledge your significance, your immeasurable worth? The anticipation is at least as much fun as the event itself. Even the mundane tasks add excitement and meaning when you prepare and plan for an event to which you’ve been invited to. To this day, any envelope arriving in our mail that even resembles an invitation is the first to be opened.
The invitations we receive from the scriptures, the prophets, and the Holy Ghost are invitations we can count on. They give us direction, peace, comfort and joy. A still, small voice speaks to us and encourages righteous living. We must listen carefully to his beckoning and search our souls. As we do, clouds of darkness will dispel, and the glorious light of God will fill or beings.
Invitations from the Lord are VITAL. They guide us back to our Heavenly Father and lead us in the way of truth and righteousness. Truly they acknowledge or infinite worth as daughters of God. They are so lovingly personalized. They come form our Heavenly Father. He speaks to us in a language of invitations: “Come unto me,” “Follow me,” “Come Ye.”
Please Chose to RSVP To Gods’ Important Invitations.

On the Inside of their invitations it had RSVP I told them throughout the lesson to write important words that began with each of those letters. They had some pretty great things written down.

I made each girl a necklace with their name engraved on it. I think they ended up costing me $0.25 each. On the back of each necklace I engraved RSVP so they would remember to prepare!

10 comments:

Wendy Moyle said...

I love this! How did you make the necklaces? I am wanting to do it for my girls!

J-ME said...

They are made with washers. From home depot. Then I used metal stamps you can buy at harbor freight and on their online store too. Just use a hammer to stamp the washer. I put a little black acrylic paint to get in the letter grooves and wipe off the excess paint.

J-ME said...

here.s the link http://www.harborfreight.com/36-piece-1-8-eighth-inch-steel-letter-number-stamping-set-800.html

Angie said...

I like the different approach to this lesson you took and the necklaces are adorable and serve as a great reminder to the girls. TFS!

Heidi + Eric Bennett said...

I am going to use this for my class this Sunday. What a positive way to talk about the second coming, to look forward and work hard to it!

Thank for sharing your great ideas!

The Bluths said...

I went to Harbor Freight this morning and bought the metal stamps and made these for all our YW. I'm teaching a combined lesson this sunday. I sure hope they appreciate them!

Loraine said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

Michele Watkins said...

I did this for my class today and it was great. Thank you so much. By the way, I ordered the set from Harbor Freight. I also found a 20% off coupon code at http://www.retailmenot.com/view/harborfreight.com.

Natalie said...

What did you use to imprint the harbor freight stamps so well? I tried a hammer and hit super hard but the letters looked nothing like yours!

CraftyMom said...

I did this for my class, only I did them on a key chain & used embroidery floss (all the colors of the YW values braided) to make the washer the FOB & hooked a key ring at the other end. Turned out super cute!!