Mountains to Climb – Henry B. Eyring First Counselor in the First Presidency
Trail mix (peanuts, m & m’s, raisins)
Faith (Faith is Knowing) Children’s Hymn Book # 96
Tell a personal story from your life about trials and faith, talk about how trials can either strengthen faith or diminish it depending on how we respond to faith. Discuss as a family.
Take the family on a local hike. Talk about how when we hike up a mountain it takes many little steps to reach the top. Life is the same way. When trials come, many small acts of faith help us overcome those trials. Each act of faith builds on the next. What can we do to build a firm foundation of faith? Discuss. When you reach the end of the hike talk about how trials can help us become better stronger people.
Read the following passage of Elder Eyring’s talk:
Now, I wish to encourage those who are in the midst of hard trials, who feel their faith may be fading under the onslaught of troubles. Trouble itself can be your way to strengthen and finally gain unshakable faith. Moroni, the son of Mormon in the Book of Mormon, told us how that blessing could come to pass. He teaches the simple and sweet truth that acting on even a twig of faith allows God to grow it:
“And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.
“For it was by faith that Christ showed himself unto our fathers, after he had risen from the dead; and he showed not himself unto them until after they had faith in him; wherefore, it must needs be that some had faith in him, for he showed himself not unto the world.
“But because of the faith of men he has shown himself unto the world, and glorified the name of the Father, and prepared a way that thereby others might be partakers of the heavenly gift, that they might hope for those things which they have not seen.
“Wherefore, ye may also have hope, and be partakers of the gift, if ye will but have faith.”7
– Elder Eyring
I’ll Go Where You Want me to Go Hymn # 270
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