This week, my family is focusing on testimonies and I couldn't get the thought of plant life out of my mind so we're going to learn about a life cycle of a plant and apply it to how our testimonies are just like trees. Testimonies do not start big but small and as it receives nourishment, it continues to grow. I decided to go through a bunch of talks about testimonies to create this study guide. As I read the words of the prophets, I know that we must have our own testimony to teach our children and it is a sacred opportunity to do so. I've included a blank page for your own study of testimony.
These are the talks that stood out to me during my study.
The Importance of Receiving a Personal Testimony -- Elder Robert D. Hales
Pure Testimony -- Elder M. Russell Ballard
How Firm a Foundation -- President Thomas S. Monson
Questions to start a discussion
What is a testimony?
How do you gain a testimony?
From whom do we receive a testimony? (The Holy Ghost)
Why is it important for each of us to have our own testimony of the gospel?
How do our testimonies grow?