I loved Ann M. Dibbs talk at General Conference and as soon as I mentioned the story at the beginning of her talk about the girl in the T-shirt my kids remembered it too!!
Once we'd finished the story we all had a piece of paper with her chosen T-shirt statements on (I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it), and we each wrote down how and why we knew it, lived it and loved it! It was lovely to watch the children sit and think as they wrote down their feelings and answers to these simple but profound sentences. I got all choked up as we shared what we had written down, we were basically sharing our testimonies of the gospel with each other...it was one of those special memories.
We each had a cut-out card T-shirt to decorate (on both sides if we wished) with either the words or drawings showing our beliefs....if you've got some old plain T-shirts laying around you could use these instead, or if you are a very hi-tech family you could design them on your computers and then print the designs onto T-shirt transfers. I thought teenagers might enjoy the latter one, but as I have none yet I am only guessing??!!?! It could also make quite a good activity for Faith in God too?
We finished the lesson by reading Sister Dibbs testimony at the end of her talk....
I have a testimony of our Heavenly Father’s great plan of eternal happiness. I know that He knows us and loves us. I know that He has prepared a prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, to encourage us and help guide us back to Him. I pray that each of us will put forth the effort to be able to confidently declare, “I’m a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.”
For the treat I was soo excited when I found these mini football shirt biscuits, how perfect are they??!!? And as with most of our FHE treats we had to cover them in lashings of frosting and hundreds of sprinkles...nom nom!!