“Strengthen the Church”
Ideas for Family Scripture Study and Home Evening
“Lift Up Your Voice and Sing,” Children’s Songbook, 252
Why does the Lord want us to pray “in [our] family, and among [our] friends, and in all places”?
What does the song “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 190–91)—or another song about prayer—teach us about the power of prayer?
Would it be helpful for your family to talk about what it means to “be patient in afflictions”?
If you have young children, it might be fun to re-create the experiment that President Dieter F. Uchtdorf described in “Continue in Patience” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2010, 56; see also the video on ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
What does Doctrine and Covenants 24:8 teach us about patience? How does the Lord help us be patient in our afflictions?
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Teaching Stripling Warriors Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
- 36 OREO cookies (1 package)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 8 ounces baking chocolate (I prefer melting wafers)
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: OREO CRUMBS, NUTS, SPRINKLES, DRIZZLED MELTED CHOCOLATE
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then crush the oreos (with filling) in a blender or food processor.
Mix together the oreo crumbs and cream cheese with a hand mixer. If it isn’t coming together, get your hands in there and mix it up.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Then roll into a ball with your hands and place onto the pan.
Freeze for 10-15 minutes or until slightly firm. You don’t want them too cold.
Melt the chocolate and stir until smooth. Then use a fork to dip the oreo balls into the chocolate. Tap on the edge of the bowl to get the smooth finish. Use a toothpick to help slide the ball onto the pan. Allow to harden.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.