Primary October Week 4 Sharing Time: My Testimony in Strenthened when I share The Gospel

Start class out by having a clear jar full of clean clear water.  Explain that it represents the beginning of someones testimony.  Show them the food coloring.  Explain that this represents the strengthening of the testimony.  Explain that each time we share the gospel with others our testimony is strengthened, just like every time a drop of food coloring is put into the water the color gets darker and stronger. (this idea comes from the 2013 Primary Sharing Time Outline)

What is the Gospel?
" ...the gospel includes all the doctrines, principles, laws, ordinances, and covenants necessary for us to be exalted in the celestial kingdom." (http://www.lds.org/topics/gospel)

How can we share the Gospel?
Ask children for ways they can share the gospel.  Each time a child says a way then add a drop of food coloring to the water.  Pointing out how stronger the color gets each time.

What is a Testimony?
"A testimony is a spiritual witness given by the Holy Ghost." (http://www.lds.org/topics/testimony)


Tell the story of this young girl: “A 
young girl was afraid to bear her testimony because 
she felt unsure of her feelings. But she knew it was 
important, so one day she bravely stood and bore 
her testimony, listing five things she believed in. 
When she was through, she had a good feeling 
and knew that her testimony had grown stronger.”


Explain that we can all have a testimony of these five fundamental things that we can build our testimony on.


Have the following pictures around the room. (Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, President Monson)
Cover each square on the above printable with a piece of paper.  Have a child come and remove one.  Have them read it or you read it if they need help.  Then have them go and find the picture that matches it.  You could go into explaining in larger detail, your testimony on that particular thing. Add a drop of food coloring into the jar.  Continue until all squares are uncovered and all pictures have been matched. Add a drop of food coloring each time.

Bear your testimony and  challenge each child to find ways throughout the week to share the gospel and strengthen their testimonies.

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