“Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, … and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” Isaiah 2:3
“Which Way to the Temple?” (kick-off activity)
Split everyone into groups. Each group is given 1 dice and a roadmap to the temple. The dice is a homemade with the following written on one of the six sides: “turn leftâ€, “turn rightâ€ “u-turnâ€, “go straightâ€, “roll againâ€, “you chooseâ€. Roll dice at intersections to determine the way to the temple. Follow up with “Roadmap to Eternityâ€ Speaker (See below).
“Roadmap to Eternityâ€ (kick-off speaker)
We must PLAN our pathway that leads to our Eternal Salvation. We can’t just “let it happenâ€, or chances are, it won’t. Also, you can’t wait until you are at a crossroads to make a decision. The decision needs to be made well ahead of time so that when you get there you know just which way to turn!
Workshop Ideas: “Temple â€“ You’ve Been Recommendedâ€ (Temple Worthiness), “Temples are for Teenagers Tooâ€ (purpose and blessings of baptisms for the dead), and “To My Eternal Companionâ€ (prepare now to be married in the temple in the future. Write letters to future spouse.)
Service Project Idea: “Going the Extra Mileâ€
Select a local area in the mountains, forest, a campground, or popular hiking/biking area. Have youth clean the trails (pick up garbage, etc.), repair or replace wooden signs or markers, remove excess stones which cause a danger, pave a trail to make handicap accessible, plant flowers along the trail, etc.
“Building Templesâ€ (activity)
Each group is given a piece of heavy cardboard or heavy-weight paper plate, and about 50 sugar cubes. Place tubes of white frosting, or have hot glue guns spread out on tables. They are to “designâ€ their own temple. Make it a competition and have judges select winners.
High on a Mountain Top, 5
Behold, the Mountain of the Lord, 54
Holy Temples on Mount Zion, 289