Our home teacher and his wife came and joined us for Family Home Evening and gave us our lesson.
Our home teacher took his lesson from HERE.
He brought a bag filled (literally filled) with toys that would represent things that we enjoy or would want or things on which we place importance. He tossed each object across the room members of our family as we raised our hands, vying wildly for that object!!
After we each had a nice stash, we talked about those things and why they bring us the feelings they do. And then we talked about things that REALLY are important: God, family, and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
He left this quote for us that is now displayed on our refrigerator as a reminder to us, by a people far away, of those things that should matter most to us!
"The gospel in Africa is going to a happy people, very unencumbered by the trappings that affect the lives of many in the West. They are not concerned about having endless material possessions.
"It has been said of Africans that they have very little of that which matters least and a great deal of that which matters most. They have little interest in enormous homes and the finest cars but great interest in knowing their Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and in having eternal families. As a natural result of their faith, the Lord is lifting them in meaningful ways."