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HANDOUT IDEAS:

alt Handout Idea from Emma's Place
alt Hang a Ribbon on the Moon
alt Storytime Handouts
alt Testimony by Shanna Vineyard
alt Testimony Handout by Erika Miller
alt Testimony Handout by Starr Phippen
alt The testimony you have today.... by Shanna Vineyard

LESSON HELPS:

alt Have girl's parents write down their testimonies.  Tie each testimony into a scroll and tie each one with a pretty bow.  Give the girls their parents testimonies as a handout.  If any of the parents are not members, you could ask them to write down, "Things I know for sure"...lessons they've learned and can share with their daughter. 
alt More than skin deep, New Era Feb 2001
MORMONADS:

alt Without a Doubt - You can know for yourself. Seek the witness of the Spirit.
alt Something in Common - Joseph needed to know; so do you. He got an answer. Isn’t it time you got yours?

MUSIC:

alt "Glory to God on High", Hymns # 67
alt "I Believe in Christ", Hymns #134;
alt "I Know My Father Lives", Hymns #302;
alt "I Know That My Redeemer Lives", Hymns #136
alt "The Lord is My Light", Hymns #89

OBJECT LESSONS:

alt I used a couple of object lessons for this lesson that were very effective. The first one was about testing the law of gravity. I brought in two balls and told them I wasn't sure if I believed the law of gravity was real. I then set the balls down and said "See it doesn't work. They are just sitting there." I asked the girls, "What's wrong with my experiment?" Of course they identified that I hadn't tested it the right way. Then I pulled out an apple & a knife & began cutting the apple & eating it. I talked about how delicious the apple was. I said, "Don't you think the apple is delicious?" Some responded, "I guess" and "Well, I don't really know" and "Yes, if you say so." I told them that they could take my word for it and believe that the apple was good, but if they really wanted to know how it tasted and if they wanted to enjoy the apple, they had to try it. I shared the apple with the girls and we read John 7:17 and discussed the scripture. I found both of these object lessons from Mormon Share.  (Idea by Desiree) Click here for Fruit Object Lesson | Click here for Law of Gravity Object Lesson

ONLINE VIDEO CLIPS:

alt Testimony as a process by Carlos A. Godoy

OTHER LESSON HELPS FROM CHURCH MANUALS OR MAGAZINES:

alt "Pure Testimony" - M. Russell Ballard, Liahona, Nov. 2004, 40–43; or Ensign, Nov. 2004, 40–43 Testimony — real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost—changes lives.  Use one of the stories from the article in place of one of the stories in the lesson.
alt "Securing Our Testimonies" - by Donald L. Staheli, Liahona, Nov. 2004, 37–39; or Ensign, Nov. 2004, 37–39 - True testimonies bring the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ into our lives and focus all of us toward the same goal of returning to our Father in Heaven.
alt "The Power of a Strong Testimony" - Richard G. Scott, Liahona, Jan. 2002, 100–103; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 87–89
A strong testimony is the unshakable foundation of a secure, meaningful life where peace, confidence, happiness, and love can flourish.
alt "The Importance of Bearing Testimony" - James E. Faust, Liahona, Mar. 1997, 2–6; or Ensign, Mar. 1997, 2–5
We bear testimony not only through our words but also through our lives.
alt "The Importance of Receiving a Personal Testimony" - by Robert D. Hales, Ensign, Nov. 1994, 20–22
Each of us needs to know what a testimony is, how we can get it, and what our responsibilities are once we have received a testimony.
alt "Testimony" - by Charles Didier, Ensign, Nov. 1991, 62–64. To have a testimony and to share it provides a firm foundation for us to stand on and a way to control our lives in this constantly changing world.
alt "The Soil and Roots of Testimony" - John K. Carmack, Ensign, Nov. 1988, 25–27.  The real power of the Church is . . . the quiet testimonies of its members.
alt "Valiant in the Testimony of Jesus" - Ezra Taft Benson, Tambuli, June 1987, 2–4; or Ensign, Feb. 1987, 2–3
A most priceless blessing available to every member of the Church is a testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ and His church.

PERSONAL PROGRESS HELPS: These Personal Progress Goals pertain to the lesson.  You could encourage the girls to work on one of these goals in the coming week.

alt Faith Goal 5, Faith Goal 6, Knowledge Goal 4, Good Works Goal 4

RESOURCE GUIDE: (What is a resource guide?)

alt 2012 Resource Guide
alt 2009 Resource Guide

SCRIPTURES:

alt John 7:17; 1 Corinthians 2:9–14; James 1:5–6; Moroni 10:3–5; D&C 6:22–23; 62:3; 88:81

TALKS:

alt Gordon B. Hinckley, “My Testimony,” Liahona, July 2000, 82; Ensign, May 2000, 69. Discuss how President Hinckley’s testimony evolved as you discuss personal testimonies.

VIDEOS FROM THE CHURCH LIBRARY:

alt A Man without Eloquence - The story of how the testimony of a humble teacher helped Brigham Young become converted to the restored gospel. 6:04 min. (Video Clip 3)
alt Special Witnesses of Christ - Members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bear personal testimony of the Savior’s divine mission.









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