“come Follow Me” November: Self- Reliance

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These activities are to be used with the “Come Follow Me” November: Self-Reliance lesson.I copied page 1 and 2 back to back.
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I used the below activity to go with this point from the “What does it mean to be self-reliant?” lesson:

  • Write on separate slips of paper the following topics related to self-reliance: health, education, employment, home storage, finances, and spiritual strength. Allow each young woman to pick one that she is interested in, and invite her to read about her topic in a copy of section 6.1.1 ofHandbook 2 (pages 34–35). Ask each young woman to briefly teach the class what she learned about her topic, how it relates to self-reliance, and what she can do now to prepare to be self-reliant in the area. How can the young women’s efforts in their youth bless their own futures? How can these efforts bless their families when they become wives and mothers?

We played like a Taboo game.  I had these papers folded up in my Self-Reliant First Aid Kit I brought.  I called on a girl.  She came to the front and pick one out of the kit.  She tried to get her classmates to say the large underline word WITHOUT using the word or the words listed below to describe it.  They had fun doing this.  Then, after they guessed it.  We read the excerpt from the Handbook {see above for link}.  The girls would write “Health” in box 1 on page 1 above.  Then, as we would read the excerpt, they would list things they needed to do to improve in this category.  This was a lot of fun!

Then, after playing this “game” to go over the 6 categories of being more self reliant.  We talked about the parable of Talents.  I then randomly gave each girl an envelope with coins in them.  Some had 1, others had 2, and others had 5.  They then needed to list 1, 2, or 5 talents they have that will help them be more self-reliant.  Whether it be a skill or personality trait they had.  I challenged them to strengthen this talent during the week, and not “bury” it.

This activity above goes with this bullet from November’s “What does it mean to be self-reliant?”:

  • Give each young woman either five coins, two coins, or one coin. Have them read Matthew 25:14–29 to find what happened to the person in the parable who was given the same amount of money they were given.  Discuss questions such as “What did the three servants do with the money they were given?” and “How does this parable relate to self-reliance?” Invite the young women to ponder the things God has given them that will help them become self-reliant, such as talents, personality traits, and abilities. How can they use these qualities to become more self-reliant? How can they use them to bless their future families?

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