Monday, October 7, 2013

Family Home Evening - Portavoz

Some time ago I wrote HERE about prophets being a portavoz.  Tonight for Family Home Evening our lesson/activity helped us better understand how hearing the prophet's voice has meaning and application.

We identified different prophets: Noah, Nephi, Paul, Isaiah, Alma.  (You could put the names of different prophets in a bowl and have family members pick them out one by one and share what the prophet taught during his ministry).

We discussed what each prophet's message was to their people.

My husband asked, "When you read the words of Moses or Nephi or Mormon, can you hear their voices or do you just hear your own?" (I confess, I only hear my own voice when I read, but some of my children have said they have, on occasion, been able to hear those teachings in the voice of the prophet's).

With General Conference literally at our fingertips, my husband took the liberty to see how well we knew the voices of our prophets, seers, and revelators.  We each had a paper and pencil, numbered our papers 1 - 10 and we were given a 2-3 second sound bite from this weekend's General Conference.

I was pretty amazed at how well my children did - particularly the younger ones!

We then were able to testify that when we listen to, study and ponder the words of living prophets, we will hear their voice testify to us those things we need to know in these last days as we prepare for the Lord's coming!

Don't you LOVE General Conference?!


  1. We were in a church meeting (don't remember which) and a clip was shown with quotes, but not pictures,from lots of older prophets and apostles; I knew the voices of all but one of them. As I listened I felt sad for the members of our branch who don't know and remember the voices of those in the past. I still love them! Technology is such a huge blessing. What a fun FHE, thanks for sharing.

  2. Have you seen the video that has all the past prophets beginning with Wilford Woodruff? That is pretty amazing to see/hear. What a great activity! You guys come up with wonderful FHE lessons.