At the beginning of January we started back up with our General Conference Reviews. We had kind-of taken a break during the Christmas holiday. We started with President Packer's talk entitled, "The Atonement"
At the beginning of his talk, President Packer describes an experience he had in Western Samoa. I felt like this experience was what I needed to focus on.
So I first printed a map of Western Samoa
The following is taken directly from President Packer's talk: (The Atonement, November Ensign 2012)
We talked about what it must have felt like to be on the boat. And how important the lower light was.
Then we discussed this quote from the talk:
I wanted the boys to understand how important light truly is. And since I can't send them off on a boat and have them be tossed by the sea and look for a light, this is what I decided on.
Several weeks ago I had seen this idea and thought it would be a fun idea for the boys to do during the winter time. After reading this talk, it seemed like the perfect fit.
Here is the pin, when I click on the link I can't seem to find it on their blog, so I'm not really sure who to give credit to.
When I told Weston want I wanted him to do, he just said OK and with in couple of hours it was all done.
Weston made a tunnel out of cardboard boxes in our basement. The tunnel went from room to room. And the only way to get through the tunnel was by a flashlight.
So by using the flashlight (relying on Jesus) we will safely get through the tunnel (life)
Throughout your life there may be times when you have gone places you never should have gone and done things you never should have done. If you will turn away from sin, you will be able one day to know the peace that comes from following the pathway of complete repentance.
And then we discussed how when they made a wrong turn in the tunnel they could continue to rely on the light to help them find the right way out.
OK, so here are a bunch of pictures
As you can see the boys loved it. They played in the tunnel for many days.
Here is the whole talk: