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My Servant Joseph


This week we step back to the early years of Joseph Smith's life. He started out in the most humble of circumstances with trials and challenges. He was shaped by the experiences of his youth. We hope this study of the early life of Joseph Smith Jr., the prophet, will enhance the study of D&C 2.



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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Praise to the Man"

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


As for two volunteers to do a stick pull! Participants sit on the floor across from one another. Each person’s feet should be against their opponent’s feet. Each person holds onto the stick and tries to pull the other person off the ground by pulling on the stick.


Invite others to play until everyone who wants to play has had an opportunity.


Now ask the following questions:


1) Can you guess who liked to play this game? (Joseph Smith.)


2) Can you guess who the champion stick puller of Hancock County, Illinois was in 1843? (Joseph Smith.)


Explain: God called Joseph Smith to be a Prophet. God prepared and guided Joseph throughout his life. Today, we are going to learn about the life of Joseph Smith and some of the things that God did for Joseph to prepare him for his calling.

🎥 V I D E O : "My Servant Joseph | Animated Come Follow Me Lesson for Kids"


Say: “Now we are going to watch a video about Joseph Smith. See how many things you can remember about his life.”