Little Friends: D&C 50 Activity Mat

This is a mat intended to be used with playdough to create the word “Edify”. The mat needs to be printed on legal paper (8.5×14).

*Don’t have playdough: Use yard, string, shoelaces, etc to create the letters.

*Another idea: Use Duplo blocks and talk about building up

I love the definition of this word and have loved reading the resources below. But one of my favorite quotes that has helped me in better understanding how the Spirit works in edifying the teacher and student is by Neal A. Maxwell:

“When speaker and hearer, or writer and reader, are spiritually conjoined, a special revelatory reciprocity occurs: “Therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know, that he that receiveth the word by the Spirit of truth receiveth it as it is preached by the Spirit of truth? Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together.” (D&C 50:21-22.) John Taylor elaborated: “There is no man living, and there never was a man living, who was capable of teaching the things of God only as he was taught, instructed and directed by the spirit of revelation proceeding from the Almighty. And then there are no people competent to receive true intelligence and to form a correct judgment in relation to the sacred principles of eternal life, unless they are under the influence of the same spirit, and hence speakers and hearers are all in the hands of the Almighty.”

The Spirit not only informs but it also convinces! The Spirit, for example, can convince the serious inquirer sufficiently to have him “experiment upon” the gospel. Then the prized, personal verification will come. The person comes to know for himself that these things are true (see Alma 5:46).”

Resources for this week:

“To Be Edified and Rejoice Together” – A. Roger Merrill

Revelations in Context – Religious Enthusiasm among Early Ohio Converts

“How Does the Holy Ghost Help You?” – Elder Gary E. Stevenson

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