1 Nephi 17-18 Ship Building

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I handed out pieces of paper and asked the class to make a boat, one that will float (could not draw one).
I was hoping they would ask directions, but they all just forged ahead and came up with some very interesting designs!

I saw one of them that knew what he was doing.  I asked him to come up and show everyone how to do it.
At this point, they started to ask questions! This is exactly what I hoped for.  When ever we are faced with a dilemma or can’t figure out how to do something Nephi shared his SECRET!

1 Nephi 18:3 
“And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft, and I did pray oft unto the Lord; wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things”

In order to accomplish what the Lord commands, we need to seek His help and put forth our own effort.


Having the class ask questions was similar to Nephi asking the Lord now he should build the boat. Like Nephi, the class then set to work constructing their boats.

Yes, they do have fun at 6 AM! 

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