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Samuel the Lamanite

Samuel that Lamanite was always such a fun story for as a kid. Now as an adult, it is such a striking story about how the Lord can protect and bless us when we are faithful. We hope your family will glean new insights and that faith will be strengthened during this week's study of Samuel the Lamanite.


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➤ L E S S O N


Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "If I Listen With My Heart"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need to fill a clear glass container with water (such as a vase, a glass cup, or a glass pitcher). You will also need to draw an arrow with thick lines on a small sheet of paper.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Place the clear glass container on a table or raised surface so that it is even with the children’s eye level. Point the arrow to the right and hold it directly behind the glass container against the glass, so that the children can see the arrow through the water.


Explain: “The scriptures have warned us that in our day, many would call evil good and good evil. But, Heavenly Father has given us prophets, and He has given us the Holy Ghost to help us see the truth. If we seek the Holy Ghost and follow God’s prophets, then we will be able to see clearly. But, if we move our hearts away from the Holy Ghost and if we reject the words of the prophet, something happens...we can’t see the truth any more!”


Now, slowly move the arrow further away from the glass, but instruct the children to keep looking at the arrow through the glass. After a certain distance, the arrow will appear to reverse its direction, and the children will perceive the arrow pointing the opposite way!


After you complete the activity, disc