Principle: You have purpose and God-given missions to fulfill in your life.
The following articles, scriptures, and activities will enhance your understanding of spiritual gifts and weaknesses. I have listed these in a particular order, and I recommend studying in the order that they are listed. If at all possible, please complete all three activities.
In your truth book, note any spiritual gifts (either mentioned in these readings or your personal thoughts) that you feel might apply to you.
2. Review and continue memorizing D&C 4 (you have until the end of October!)
3. Watch at least two of the following videos. They are not in a particular order. Select the ones that seem the most interesting to you.
For each video, list in your truth book spiritual gifts and talents that you see in action. Pay particular attention to both the obvious and the subtle gifts.
“Despoina’s Story” – As one of six Latter-day Saint youth in Cyprus, Desponia’s standards are challenged daily. Desponia, a 15-year-old young woman, shares her conversion story and explains how she fills her life with faith to stand as a witness of God.
“Extraordinary Gift” – Kuha’o, a blind 15-year-old boy prodigy, freely shares his God-given musical gift to bless the lifes of everyone who listens.
“God Will Lift Us Up” – Rather than focus on her medical condition, Brittany has found comfort in serving others and trusting the Lord.
“Your Day for a Mission” – At 18, Sid Going was a shoo-in for New Zealand’s national rugby team, but he chose to serve a mission first. Elder Neil L. Anderson tells why Sid made this decision and shares his testimony that the blessings of a mission outweigh any sacrifice.
“Dayton’s Legs” – Out of love, a 13-year-old boy in Arizona pushed himself to the limit so that his friend, who has cerebral palsy, could participate with him in a triathlon.
“195 Dresses” – Have you ever noticed how hard it is to find a modest prom dress? One young woman in Arizona came up with a solution for her community.
“No Cussing Club” – One boy’s crusade to encourage clean language has far-reaching effects.
Loving this? Remember, Journeyman and Master level inspirements are just below for those who want to do MORE. :)
- Read 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14. In your truth book, reflect how spiritual gifts, charity, and service are related.
- Read Ether 12:23-27 and Elder Bednar’s talk “In the Strength of the Lord.” (You can watch Elder Bednar’s talk if you prefer on YouTube.) In your truth book, discuss how Elder Bednar’s explanation about the enabling and strengthening power of the atonement can help you with your weaknesses.
Click here if you’d like to see the music video of David Archuleta’s song “Glorious” that is in the movie “Meet the Mormons.” (It’s the song Sister Perkey played in class.) You can also download a free mp3 of it on that same page, or at MeetTheMormons.com/Glorious. :)