Preparation: I hope and pray that you can use these ideas as a guideline and adjust them to the needs of your own specific family. Our prophet President Monson says, "We cannot afford to neglect this heaven-inspired program. It can bring spiritual growth to each member of the family, helping him or her to withstand the temptations which are everywhere. The lessons learned in the home are those that last the longest." On Lds.org there are resources available in helping to make your Family Home Evenings successful, here is a link to that site on Family Home Evenings.
Read the article, "God’s Harvest" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, August 2014 Ensign Magazine. Print out copies of "Our Righteous Harvest" for each family member. Gather a package of seeds.
Sing: "The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden" Children's Song Book Pg 237
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Introduce this weeks Topic: August 2014 First Presidency Message: "God’s Harvest" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, August 2014 Ensign Magazine
Scripture: Read and Mark: Galatians 6:7–9
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Show your family a package of seeds (if you do not have a package of seeds, you could show them a dry lentil bean or even talk about the black seeds in a watermelon).
Begin reading the article by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "God’s Harvest":
Discuss with your family if you had some seeds, could you just set them on the shelf and expect to get fruit or vegetables from the seed? Explain that it is the same with our goals, both spiritual and temporal goals. If we desire to obtain a certain goal, we can not simply have the goal and not do any work to obtain it.
Continue reading from "God’s Harvest":