Purpose: Some of the most basic and important questions in life are answered by understanding the Plan of Salvation. Where did I come from? Why am I here? What happens to me after this life?
The Plan of Salvation also has other names in the scriptures such as the Plan of Happiness. Can you think of other names?
Scripture: Doc & Cov 14:7
Song: "I Am A Child of God"
Many people go through life not knowing that we lived with our loving Father in Heaven beforehand. They also never know and really understand the purpose of life and why we are here in Earth. Our Father in Heaven loves us so much that he wants us to understand who we really are, what our purpose and role is here on Earth and what happens to us after this life.
Having this understanding and knowledge brings peace to our hearts and minds when loved ones die. It also helps us to understand our divine attributes and heritage as we develop our self worth.
Our Father in Heaven provided a way for us to gain a body, come to Earth, to learn, be tested and grow. Because we would make mistakes, He also provided a Savior for us to be able to be forgiven of our mistakes and return to live with Him again. This Savior is Jesus Christ, who came to Earth just as we did to live in a mortal body like us, to feel pain, sorry, happiness, sadness, loneliness...all the feelings we would feel so that He can help us overcome anything.
1. Why is helpful to know where we came from, why we're here or what happens to us after this life?
2. Who helped us have this knowledge restored?
Activity: Plan of Salvation Chart for Children
How to Use the Plan of Salvation Chart
1. Print off the attachment below.
2. Have your child(ren) cut out the individual pieces (or help them cut the pieces, or if time is short, have them already cut out ahead of time).
3. Print and cut out the single girl and boy pictures as well. It is best if you can copy and laminate the boy and girl photos ahead of time. They are transparent, so only the outlines will show. This will best represent the spirit body.
4. Place the spirit bodies in the Pre-mortal Life (Pre-Earth). Talk through each of the steps as you lay out the chart. You will also place the body and spirit TOGETHER when they are born on Earth. Likewise, you will separate these two at death (and reunite them in the resurrection).
5. Repeat and practice this with each of the children in your family. You can do this periodically to help them understand the answers and beautiful teachings of the Plan of Salvation.
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Treat: Homemade Doughnut Holes & Hot Chocolate
Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes (JustATaste.com)
Yield: About 2 dozen
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Make the glaze:
Doughnut batter recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.
JUST A NOTE:
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