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At the Ohio lesson

In December 1830 the Saints were commanded to move to Ohio(see D&C 37:3), and in January 1831 they were 

promised that they would be “endowed with power from on high” if they would obey (D&C 38:32).

Those who gathered in Ohio were greatly blessed. Continuous revelations led the Saints to deeper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition, they received the blessings that came from building a temple and preaching the gospel. While the Church grew in numbers and spiritual strength in Ohio, severe opposition also increased against the Church and its leaders. 

The Prophet Joseph Smith lived in Kirtland from January 1831 to January 1838.

Explain that in January 1831, the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife,Emma, as well as Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge, left New York for Ohio. Most of the New York Saints followed during the next five months.


I made up four Mini-lessons- and had them rotate from station to station


At the Ohio lesson

At the Ohio lesson

The Law of the Church

Sir Isaac Newton is well known for his three laws of motion. The first law of motion, the law of inertia, states that objects at rest will remain at rest, and objects in motion will remain in motion, unless acted on by an outside force. Inertia, a resistance to change, depends on both mass and friction. In this activity you will observe the inertia of a penny at rest.
I found this activity online…they had to put the index card on the cup with a penny on top of the card. Then flip the 
card out having the penny fall into the cup. 
Using their scriptures and journals answer some questions about the Law of the Church (D&C 42)
                                             At the Ohio lesson

D&C 38:32 and 88: 119 the promised to endow the saints with power from on high and gave them commandments.
I had a Kirkland Ohio Temple fact sheet for them to read and questions for them to answer
They were to then build a edible temple out of marshmallows, graham crackers and frosting

At the Ohio lesson

At the Ohio lesson
D&C 42: 6-7 the Lord gave them commandments about missionary work
Once the Kirtland Temple had been dedicated and the keys for the gathering of Israel had been restored, members of the 

Church began to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in more places.

Using their scriptures: Map 3 in the Church History Maps section (“The New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Area of the USA”).
 they found that:
Kirtland was an ideal location to begin to send missionaries throughout the world. Kirtland was near several main routes of transportation in the United States. From Kirtland, missionaries only had to travel short distances to access steamboats on

America’s major rivers and Lake Erie. They also had access to a national road system to the south and a canal system to the north. Because of this,Kirtland was the point of departure for missions to Canada, other parts of the United States, and Great Britain.

Because of missionary work during this time, the membership of the Church throughout the world increased by thousands.In 1837, 
Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde were called along with five others on a mission to Great Britain, where they baptized around 2,000 people. By 1838, when the Saints left Kirtland because of persecution, there were about 2,000 members of the Church living in
Kirtland and nearly 18,000 worldwide

Mini-lesson 4—Other Significant Revelations and Events       

Read D&C 42:61

Joseph Smith arrived in Ohio, the Lord told him that he would “receive revelation upon revelation” if he would ask God.

-Turn to the chronological order of contents of the Doctrine and Covenants (located after the introduction).

Determine the location where most of the revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants were received. 

Locate D&C 76; 89; 107; 137. Read the section introduction and skim the section summary located before the first verse.

In your journal write why each of these sections is significant.

Activity Days: “Preparing for the Temple” Service Project

Elder Gary E. Stevenson said, “You are never lost when you can see the temple.” (Sacred Homes, Sacred Temples April 2009)  Click here for the full talk. In our Stake Conference last week, our Stake President told a story about something that happened two days before.  He and his wife had attended a session at […]Activity Days: “Preparing for the Temple” Service Project

Activity Days – T is for Temple Recognition Activity

Our neighborhood is focused on family history and preparing to attend the LDS temple.  I have seen a couple of great activities centered on these topics – they were simple and meaningful and celebrated the Activity Day girls.  One of those activities was “T is for Temple.” One of the greatest reasons why this activity […]Activity Days – T is for Temple Recognition Activity

Primary Singing Time Temples

By Pattie Moss Wasn’t Conference Great? You could do a neat singing time next week on all the primary songs about temples and then do a little quiz about how many temples were announced and where they are being built! New temples announced for Provo, Barranquilla, Durban, Kinshasa, and Star Valley.Paris made official” taken from chuch website. Link HERE to a great lesson with a temple mobile on the importance…
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I love to see the temple

My fabulous friend, Jaime, is a convert to the church and has always wanted to go to Temple Square in Salt Lake City.  So, when she finally saw it for the first time her excitment couldn’t be contained.  Luckily I captured it in this photo!  When I see her jump for joy at merely the sight of the temple, I’m reminded of how I should feel EVERYTIME I see and/or…
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Families Are Forever – Primary 2014 Theme

I’m sitting near my Christmas tree, sighing with happiness, but wondering why I haven’t put up any Christmas printables on this blog this year…I guess Thanksgiving got the best of me! I was so blessed to be able to spend the holiday weekend with my family, especially my husband. He has been so overwhelmed with school and work this semester, so it was an amazing break for both of us and I soaked up every possible minute by his side. (You can check out last year’s Christmas printables by clicking here.) I do hope to get at least one or two Christmas quotes up, but we’ll have to see…time is running short!

Interestingly enough, I have gotten numerous requests for me to do a print of next year’s Primary theme, so I thought I’d take a whack at it. I love the theme of “Families are Forever” because I love the testimony I have of my family being together for eternity. It is the only thing that keeps me going on the hard days and through the trials. I know my family will be my family forever, and it brings me immense peace.

During this Christmas season, I am especially grateful for my Savior and His plan of mercy that allows our families to be sealed in the temple and to remain a unit after this life. He is so kind and so loving and I feel blessed to worship Him and celebrate His birth.

There are 3 color versions available of this print, and one set has “Primary 2014” and the other set has a blank ribbon. Feel free to use whichever works best for your Primary or your family. I hope you like them!

Happy Holidays!

What experiences have you had that have strengthened your testimony of a forever family?

Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

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I love to offer my LDS Printables free of charge, but I can only offer so much of my time for free. I try to put generic files up on my site so that most people can use them without needing modifications. Having said that, if you would like to have a print customized with a different temple, names, labels (ie. Primary President, Primary Secretary, etc.), or different colors, you can check out this listing here on my Etsy shop for details. I will only charge for the time I spend on your requests. Thank you for your understanding!

***Aquí están los printables en español:

Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

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*****BONUS PRINT*****
The Primary 2014 print is now available with the Provo, UT temple in the gray chevron version in both Spanish and English. This print is a 16×20 but would print fine as an 8×10, and should print at pretty much any other standard size you’d like. Thank you for all of your support! 

Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

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Families Are Forever - Primary 2014 Theme

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