Saturday, October 10, 2009


Last weekend we had the opportunity to hear our prophet speak in General Conference. It is always wonderful and inspiring to hear the words of the General Authorities of the church. However, the more kids we add, the harder it is to listen to conference. This time, for family home evening the week prior, we talked about King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon. We taught the kids about how the people pitched their tents with the doors facing the temple so they could hear the words of the prophet and how King Benjamin built a tower so more people could hear his voice. We compared that to today how we have awesome technology that allows us to watch President Monson on TV so we don't have to go all the way to Salt Lake. Then for conference, we pitched a "tent" in our living room and the kids got to sit in it to listen to conference. They were still a little squirmy, but much better than last conference. Hopefully they learned something. . .from the FHE or from the prophet.


Heather said...

How great is that! We tried to get Elliot to at least see the prophet speak, but she didn't last 30 seconds. We, too, watched as much as we could. Thank goodness for DVR!

Natalie said...

Brilliant! We need to do that in April. You are so logical. :)

kimberly said...

What a great idea! We'll have to try that next time.