FIRESIDE

Sunday evening Elder Reed gave a wonderful fireside on The Family Proclamation. He asked all those present to take off their “adult hat” and think as a newborn baby would. As each paragraph of the Proclamation was read, everyone was to write what their feelings would be through the eyes and thoughts of a baby. In a talk given by Elder Eyring some years ago, he suggested reading the document in this way. Before the fireside Elder and Sister Reed did this very thing and wrote our responses. We were amazed at the depth of the words of the Proclamation as we wrote and read our responses to each other. The responses by the participants at the fireside were very insightful and thought-provoking. The intent of this exercise was to help members realize how significant this Proclamation is to us as church members and to the world. If studied carefully, these words from our prophets can guide us to correct choices, actions, and paths in life, and eventually lead us to eternal life with our Father in Heaven. We pray that our young adults will study, embrace and follow these prophetic words.

Elder Reed with translator, Sergey

The young adults sharing their responses with the group

Writing responses to one of the paragraphs

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2 Responses to FIRESIDE

  1. Wendi Jagerson says:

    Yeah, the Proclamation on the Family has become even more profound over the last few years as we’ve seen people in the world trying to re-define marriage, etc. I’m so thankful for the guidance we receive from this and other words from the Prophets and Apostles. :)

  2. kirsten says:

    This is a good idea. I’ll have to try this with the YW. They were saying how they don’t want to cook or sew, or do any of those “motherly” things anymore for activities. Kind of sad. I know they want to be moms someday and I can understand where they’re coming from but I do think that the definition of a family structure has been changed by the world so it’s good to review the Proclamation every now and then.

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