Church History: Stories

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See Supplemental Resources for Valiant Lessons at LDS.org. This link has lots of great resources to use in lessons including  visual aids, activities, and games.

Restoration

Friend October 1984 Martin Luther

Friend December 1988 “Do You Know” Joseph is visited by Moroni. Story and questions.

Friend December 1983 “Joseph Knight Friend to the Prophet”

Friend December 1984 “Joseph Smith, the Prophet” – history of church- also timeline on next page

Hyrum Smith Friend January 1988 “A Brother Like Hyrum”

Coming of Forth of the Book of Mormon

Friend February 2017 “Golden Plates to Book of Mormon”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend July 1988

Friend July 1988

Read one scripture each day. Match the highlighted scriptures to the correct picture. Ezekiel 37:15-20, 2 Nephi 3:12; 29:8, Psalm 85:11& Mormon 8:16, Moses 7:62 & Isaiah 29:4, 2 Nephi 26:14-17, Ether1:1 & 2:11, Enos 1:15-16, Mormon 5:12-14, Revelation 14:6, 1 Nephi 1:1 & 9:5, Omni 1:8-9, Introduction to Helaman, 3 Nephi 23:4-5, 3 Nephi 23:6-14, Words of Mormon 1:1-2, Mormon 8:1 & Moroni 10:1-2, Joseph Smith History 1:30-35,  D&C 27:5 & 128:20, Joseph Smith History 1:44-47Joseph Smith History 1:48-50, Joseph Smith History 1:51-52, Joseph Smith History 1:53-54, Joseph Smith History 1:59Joseph Smith History 1:62, Joseph Smith History 1:67 & D&C 3:preface, D&C 25:1&5-6, Isaiah 29:11, Joseph Smith History 1:61 & 63-65, 2 Corinthians 13:1 & D&C 5:4 &11&13, D&C 19:preface & 26 & 34-35, Joseph Smith History 1:60

Restoration of Priesthood

Church is Organized

Organization of the Church

Friend May 2017 “The First Bishop”

 

Spreading the Gospel

Friend April 2017 “First Missionaries”

Friend April 2017

Nauvoo

Friend April 1983 “Nauvoo whistling and whittling brigade”

Dan Jones–Welsh Missionary Friend October 1987

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Crossing the Plains

Friend January 1983 “Baked Potatoes and Milk” Martin Handcart Company
Friend January 1986 “Ellen Pucell Unthank” While crossing the plains in handcarts, Nellie’s parents died and Nellie’s feet froze and had to be amputated, but she remained faithful and thankful.

Friend July 1988  “Green Flake: Black Pioneer” A former slave was one of the first settlers in the valley.

Salt Lake City

Friend October 1988 “Charles Smith-Watchmaker” Charles joined the church in England and came to Nauvoo and then crossed the plains with the saints. He served three missions. He endured many tribulations but stayed faithful.

Friend July 1988 “Green Flake: Black Pioneer” The story of a former slave who was one of the first settlers in the valley.

Friend April 1986 “Hulda…Ballantyne” The Ballantynes struggled to survive in the Salt Lake Valley, and Hulda continues to struggle alone while her husband goes on a mission.

Friend July 1985 ” The Deseret Alphabet” Immigrants from foreign lands had a hard time learning to write English, so a special alphabet was created to help them communicate. Link includes example of the alphabet.

Friend November 1984 “Called to Serve” – First sister missionaries

Friend April 1984 “Ellis Reynolds Shipp – Mother & Doctor” 1873

Friend February 1985 “Emmeline B. Wells”

Eliza R. Snow Friend October 1986

Children’s Organizations

Friend March 2017 “Junior Relief Society” Before the Primary was organized a group of girls in Manti started a Junior Relief Society, and they made quilts and their own song.

Utah Temple Building

Friend January 2016 “Windows before Winter” St. George members do all they can to raise money for tabernacle windows, and the Lord blesses them to obtain the rest of the amount needed

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Friend June 1987 “Prayer for Food” A family struggles with having enough to eat while the father works on the Manti Temple.

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Friend July 1983 “Thomas Kane – Friend of the pioneers

Friend July 1983 “William Clayton & come, come, Ye saints”

Friend May1984 “Orrin Porter Rockwell”

Friend January 1987 “George Q. Cannnon”

Friend April 2015 “The Titanic and the Telegram” Six missionaries that are booked on the Titanic have to take a different ship home when one missionary is delayed.


Church History: Activities & Games

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See Supplemental Resources for Valiant Lessons at LDS.org. This link has lots of great resources to use in lessons including  visual aids, activities, videos, and games.

Reading Charts

Reformation & Restoration

Friend April 1988

Friend April 1988 Restored Blessings

 

 

 

 

Friend November 2015

Friend November 2015 “Find the Gold Plates” – Activity idea: Ask questions about the restoration at every path crossroads. Correct answer could direct players to right path.

Book of Mormon Printing

 

 

Nauvoo

Friend Aug/Sept 1984

Friend Aug/Sept 1984 “Peaceful Nauvoo”

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Friend Aug/Sept 1984

Friend October 1984

Friend October 1984

 

Pioneers or Crossing the Plains

Friend July 1985

Review Activities

By Janet Peterson

Match the important places in church history with the appropriate descriptions.

 

1. Palmyra, New York a. Joseph Smith’s birthplace
2. Cumorah, New York b. Means “beautiful place”
3. Kirtland, Ohio c. Permanent camp along Mormon Trail
4. Fayette, New York d. First temple built by Saints
5. Sharon, Vermont e. Hill in which gold plates were hidden
6. Nauvoo, Illinois f. Church organized in Peter Whitmer’s home April 6, 1830
7. Winter Quarters, Nebraska g. Town’s name means “honeybee”
8. Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah h. Location of Independence, the center of the new Zion
9. Jackson County, Missouri i. Destination of pioneers crossing the plains
10. Carthage, Illinois j. Joseph Smith received the First Vision
11. Deseret, Utah k. Joseph and Hyrum Smith martyred in jail

Answers:

(1) j, (2) e, (3) d, (4) f, (5) a (6) b, (7) c, (8) i, (9) h, (10) k, (11) g.

Primary History

Friend August 1983

Friend August 1983 – Primary

Friend August 1983

Friend August 1983


Word of Wisdom #2

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 How the Word of Wisdom Came to Be – Story

Preparation

Print one copy of the pictures from Doctrine and Covenant Stories chp 31. Cut the printed sheets in half  on the dotted lines.

 Story 

(Going in order, read the numbered paragraphs below as you show the corresponding numbered Doctrine and Covenant Stories picture to the family.)

1. How did we get the Word of Wisdom? In Kirtland, Ohio the Lord instructed Joseph Smith to form a school to teach the leaders of the Church about the gospel and prepare them to serve the members of the Church. This school was called the School of the Prophets.

 2. The school was held in the evenings in an upstairs room of Newel K. Whitney’s store.

 3. Many of the men smoked pipes or cigars which filled the room with smoke. Some of the men chewed tobacco and spit it all over the floor making it very dirty. People at this time did not know that tobacco was bad for their bodies. Joseph Smith did not like teaching the school “in a cloud of tobacco smoke,” because the meetings there were sacred.

4. Emma Smith, Joseph’s wife, cleaned the room after each meeting. She and Joseph became concerned about the brethren’s use of tobacco, and Emma did not like cleaning up the mess the men made with their pipes and chewing tobacco.

5. On 27 February 1833 Joseph Smith entered the room where the School of the Prophets was held. The room was filled with tobacco smoke. Joseph had just come from the clean outside air, and the smell of smoke was offensive to him. He left the room and asked the Lord what he should do about the situation. The Lord answered Joseph’s prayer with the revelation we now call the Word of Wisdom (D&C 89). In the Word of Wisdom the Lord tells us what things are good for the body and what things are bad for the body.