Our Stake (Arlington Texas) is studying one scripture a month this year. To help families to integrate the scripture into their homes in meaningful ways, for each scripture we will share the following:
- free printables of the scripture for display in the home
- family home evening lessons for all types of families
- ideas for memorizing the scripture
- the accompanying challenge
The scripture for March is Joshua 24:15.
The accompanying challenge is to serve the Lord by serving His children. Find an opportunity to serve someone else, either in your family, at Church, at school or in the community.
To help you complete this challenge, we share the following resources:
- Visit JustServe to find opportunities in your area (this is an LDS-sponsored site).
- If you sew, knit, or crochet, you can participate in Stitch-a-Wish for Cook Children’s hospital or Project Linus.
- DoSomething.org is a site for youth to connect them with volunteer opportunities specifically for young people.
If you have young children, it may be easiest to do a small scale project, such as taking treats to a neighbor, drawing a picture for a card, or taking them to visit a shut-in in the ward. Your ward’s Relief Society President or Compassionate Service Leader can give you ideas of people who may benefit from your family’s tender care.
This free printable from unoriginalmom comes in four colors and multiple sizes.
This sweet version from PureSweetJoy comes in black and white or color.
TimeWarpWife shares this printable of her watercolor art.
You can access all of the MormonAds on Service here.
You can access the MormonAds on Choice here.
Family Home Evening Ideas
This verse lends itself to two separate topics: choice and service. The lessons suggested below connect to both themes.
The challenge of the month is particularly appropriate for FHE, so incorporating actual acts of service will work with families of all ages.
The Church’s Family Home Evening Resource Manual shares a lesson on choice that has adaptations for all ages.
This FHE lesson on service from MormonMommyBlogs works well with a wide range of ages of children.
For either lesson, or simply for a very short FHE, print and color in this coloring page from ColoringPagesbyMrAdron. Clicking here will download the document.
This lesson on service was designed for Activity Days, but would work very well for FHE.
LDSLiving has FHE lesson ideas on both choice and service.
Read the story McKenzie’s Big Idea from the September 2002 New Era.
Watch President Monson’s talk The Service that Counts. They will likely find it fun just to see how young he looks!
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin gave a talk in conference called Life’s Lessons Learned on pivotal choices. A careful reading of the talk or watching the talk would be a valuable FHE lesson related to the topic of choice.
Because this is a Scripture Mastery verse, the Church has resources for memorizing it here.
You can learn it by singing the song!
I’ve created a printable document that you can use to memorize it as well. It divides the verse into sections, and then gives the first letter of each word of the section, slowly adding on through the verse. Download it here or click the picture to download.
You can print out three separate memorization activities for the verse here.
If you would like to see the resources for all of the scriptures, visit this page.
Be sure to visit our Scripture Memorizing Ideas page for ideas and general help on memorizing.