Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Law of Witnesses And The Completely Unexpected In Seminary / Judy

There has been a lot of "he said" on this blog for a while and I've been wanting to do "she said" but as I'm sure many of you understand, I felt like I didn't have anything to blog about. Well, the biggest thing in my life right now is Seminary, so I'll talk about that.

We are studying the Book of Mormon this year, which may be one of my favorite things to teach. About a week ago I gave this object lesson:

I brought in a large paper grocery bag, put it on the table and said to the kids, "I'm going to tell you something that may or may not be true. Inside this bag is a gun. It's an old pistol and it has 3 notches on the handle. How many believe me?"

Amazingly, one boy raised his hand. Then I asked a girl to come up, look in the bag, and describe what she saw. You should have seen her face when she looked in and saw Grandpa's old pistol! So she told everyone.

I asked again, "Now how many believe me?" This time everyone but one raised their hands. Then I talked about the Law of Witnesses and how the Lord uses it all the time, from baptisms to weddings, to the Restoration itself and how important it was to help people believe. (I also took the gun out of the bag and showed it and told about it. Lloyd said if it had been school rather than Seminary at church I would have been arrested.) Hopefully, they'll remember that lesson.


  1. I'm pretty sure they'll remember that lesson for a long time.

    We are really looking forward to coming out for Christmas--I can hardly wait.

  2. Oh! I wish I were in your seminary class! I loved the object lesson :)

  3. So, was the last unbeliever just being stubborn? Very cool object lesson, by the way. It sounds like you're having a lot of fun.

  4. Out of my 4 years of seminary - the 2 years you taught (9th grade & 12th grade) are the only ones I remember :o)


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