LDS Sharing Time Ideas for April 2015 Week 2: Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God.

2015 Sharing Time Outline Theme: "I Know My Savior Lives"

April 2015 Sharing Time Topic: Jesus Christ Restored the Fulness of the Gospel through Joseph Smith

April 2015 Scripture:  “We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church” (Articles of Faith 1:6).

April Week 2 Topic:  Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God.

Free Printables: (Printing Tip: Click on image to open and then save image to your computer.  You can then print the image from your computer.)

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.  

Sharing Time Instruction

Place a picture of Joseph Smith on the board along with the week poster. Invite the children to sing, "The Golden Plates" pg 86 of the Children's Songbook. Explain that after Joseph Smith received the gold plates he needed to translate them.  Explain that the plates were written in an ancient language one that Joseph Smith could not read. By the power of God Joseph Smith was able to translate the plates into a language that we would be able to read and understand. Invite the children to repeat, "Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God." 

Give each class one of the "Translate the Phrase" printables. See printables above.  When the classes are done translating their phrases invite someone from each class to come up one at a time and explain what paper says.

Invite the primary children to share their feelings about the Book of Mormon.

Close by sharing your testimony on the topic.

Answers to the "Translate the Phrase" sheets:

Page 1:  The Fullness of The Gospel

Page 2:  By The Power of God

Page 3:  The Book of Mormon

Page 4:  Urim and Thummim

Page 5:  Joseph Smith

Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas 

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2015 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2015 Outline for Sharing Time


  1. These tranlate the phrase sheets are great. Thank You

  2. Hi! On Translate sheet 4, the U in Thummim is off... just so you know! It is a V instead of a U. Minor thing though.. Love these. Thank you for posting!

    1. Jamie, Thank you so much for the heads up on that sheet!! I had worked through all of them, but that one must have slipped by some how. It's been fixed. Thanks :)

  3. These are fantastic! I love coming here and getting extra ideas that I don't think of. Also, I hate to be "miss grammar" snob but for the first phrase, "Fulness" should be spelled with one "L" instead of two. We had a funny debate over this as a presidency. But Fulness with one "L" is only used in Christian terms. Thanks so much again!

    1. Thanks Melyssa :) When I was making them, I did notice that now days it is "Fulness". I took it right from the scriptures, so that is why I put "Fullness" :) Thanks so much for your comment!!


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