“Years ago, a study established that for young men and women the influence of the Holy Ghost most often accompanies individual scripture study and prayer in the home. ” – Quentin L. Cook October 2018 Conference
Come Follow Me With Tweens
There are many valuable resources available to help you customize the Come Follow Me program to meet the needs of your family. Since half of my children at this point would be considered “tweens,” I have been giving my 9-12 year-year-olds an “assignment” each week.
These assignments are intended to help them become familiar with the scriptures including Joseph Smith Translation, the Come Follow Me manual, and talks given by General Authorities.
I try to keep it simple and “easy,” while focusing on important truths and drafting the questions in such a way that they will become confident in their abilities to find answers in the scriptures and other resources provided to them. I don’t pretend to be perfect, but this is how I have felt inspired to help my “tweens” benefit from the Come Follow Me Program.
For this section’s assignment, I felt impressed to use section 110 from the Doctrine and Covenants that is referenced in the Come Follow Me manual page 55. I want to help my children learn to read and understand the scriptures on their own by looking through brief passages of scriptures and finding answers to a few questions.
The picture turned out a little blurry, but here is the assignment I gave my children for this week:
- Read the section on page 55 of the Come Follow Me manual titled “What happened on the Mount of Transfiguration?”
- Read D&C 110:1-10.
- Describe what Jesus looked like in these verses.
- List 2 things Jesus tells Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in these verses.
That’s it. It’s simple and to the point, and accomplishes the task of helping my children open the scriptures and begin to interpret them on their own.
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