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Come Follow Me Reading Assignment Sheet – Young Women – Prophets and Revelation – May

Here are some Come Follow Me Weekly Reading Assignment cards for the Young Women.  These are for May CFM lessons on Prophets and Revelation.  There is a page of cards for each of the weekly lesson topics.  Print enough copies of the page so that each member of your class can have a card to take home. What you’ll find on each card:

  • color thumbnail image that corresponds with the ones on the website to help you keep track of the cards
  • topic question
  • topic introduction
  • scripture references
  • additional reading from True to the Faith or For the Strength of Youth where applicable
  • 3 cards per page (new formatting saves on paper)
  • pullout with focus questions for the next lesson (new)

Be sure that you adjust your printer settings so that you only print the page that contains the weekly reminder card that you want to use, or you’ll be printing a lot of extra stuff! :-)

How to use these cards:

You might:

  • Hand them out at the end of class with a reading assignment.  You can assign all or part of the reading.  Do you want students to work on their Duty to God or Personal Progress?  Do you want them to focus on the True to the Faith reading?  Should they read only one or two scriptures?  Instruct your students to circle the assigned reading for next week’s lesson. 
  • Give a copy to a YW/AP/SS teacher to let him or her know what you are teaching or have already taught.
  • Offer a reward for anyone who can answer one of the bolded questions at the beginning of the next class.
  • Use the bolded questions for a journaling assignment.

Halloween Holy Ghost Poem

This handout would make a good Visiting Teaching Halloween handout. This is the poem on the card:

    Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
    Halloween spirits and ghosts and cats,
    Weird happenings and witches brew,
    These are the thing we wish for you:

    May the only ghost that comes to stay,
    Be the Holy Ghost to guide your way.
    May the only spirits you chance to meet,
    Be the spirits of love and warm friendship sweet.

    May the only trick you are asked to do,
    Be the trick of helping a child or two.
    These are our Halloween wishes for you,
    And may God bless you in all you do.

Source: The poem came from The Idea Door, the layout is mine.

LDS Handout

Seeking the Companionship of the Holy Ghost

This handout was submitted by April M. It is based on YW Manual 1 Lesson 4, and has a worksheet with Worthiness and Blessings columns, along with a quote by Sharon Larson:

    At times you young women may feel you are having an experience like Nephi. The Lord has not asked you to build a ship, but to build your life. You don’t yet know what your completed mortal life looks like. But your Father in Heaven knows and can guide you one step at a time. He is asking you to build your life according to His guidelines because He is the One who created you and wants you ready to return back home with Him someday. Like Nephi, you too may have detractors and dissenters seeking to change your course, or at least slow down your progress.

    But you have access to the same system of communication that Nephi used. Long before e-mail and faxes, cell phones and satellite dishes, computers and the Internet, this communication with your Heavenly Father was in place. It predates every type of networking invention today. Its power extends through the cosmos.

    Heavenly Father has given you the gift of the Holy Ghost to be available to help you whenever you earnestly seek Him. Like Nephi, you can know what to do to build according to the Lord’s plan for you. You will want to invite this power to help you navigate through the challenges of mortality until you are safely home.

    (Sharon G. Larsen, “Your Celestial Guide,” Ensign, May 2001, 86)

LDS Handout

Holy Ghost Booklet

Carolyn F. shared this booklet with instructions on how to make it. She says, “I created this booklet for sharing time this month, but it could be used for a lesson on the Holy Ghost. The graphics are all from church resources … The second attachment [is] the instructions for how to fold the paper to make a booklet.”

Would make a nice FHE lesson for young children, too.

Images are copyright 2008 Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.

2 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, black and white.

LDS Handout

Recognizing the Promptings of the Holy Ghost

This one page handout has the list of 20 ways to tell when you are being prompted by the Holy Ghost according to Elder John H. Groberg:

Recognizing Promptings of the Holy Ghost

“How do you know when the Spirit is prompting you? Here is a short list, modified from a Seminary outline, of some ways to know. Of course, all the items won’t apply all the time. We each have our ups and downs. But as general guides, you will find the list helpful”:

When You Have the Spirit

You generally feel happy and calm.
You feel full of light.
Your mind is clear.
You feel love for the Lord and others.
You feel generous.
Nobody can offend you.
You are very forgiving and kind.
You feel confident in what you do.
You don’t mind others seeing what you are doing.
You want to be with those who love you—especially family members.
You are glad when others succeed.
You want to help others be happy, even those opposed to you.
You willingly perform Church work.
You feel like praying and reading the scriptures.
You wish you could keep all the Lord’s commandments.
You usually control your appetites and emotions. You are calm and control your speech; you feel no anger.
You generally feel a deep desire to help others—usually in a way no one else will know about.
You speak and think good about others.
You feel sorrow when others have problems and sincerely desire to help them.
You realize that your thoughts and your actions are open to God.

When You Do Not Have the Spirit

You may feel unhappy, depressed, confused, frustrated most of the time.
You may feel heavy, full of darkness.
Your mind may be muddled.
You may feel empty, hollow, cold inside.
You may feel selfish, possessive, self-centered.
You may be offended easily.
You may usually be on the defensive.
You may become discouraged easily.
You may become secretive, evasive.
You may want to be alone most of the time. You avoid others—especially family members.
You may be envious almost constantly of what others do and what they have.
You may want to get even and show others up.
You may feel hesitant, unworthy, and unwilling to perform Church ordinances.
You may not want to pray or read scriptures.
You may find the commandments of God and rules of the family bothersome, restricting, or senseless.
You may be a slave to your appetites. You give way to strong anger and outspokenness.
When you help others, your main desire may be to have your actions noticed.
You are critical of others, especially family members and those in authority.
You may often question others’ motives and secretly delight in others’ problems.
You may feel that what you do and think is only your business and no one else knows or cares.”

John H. Groberg, “Investing for Eternity,” Ensign, Apr. 1986, 68