Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thank You King Benjamin!

As General Conference approached I started to dread the 8 hours ahead. I knew that Avery Jane would really struggle to stay quiet and keep herself busy enough that her dad and I could listen and get anything out of conference. Last year was a nightmare and I had to wait for the Ensign to see what conference was about. So I did some searching for activities (mostly coloring) that might help keep her busy. Then the October Friend came and we found the story titled, "Conference Reverence Tent". So that became our FHE the Monday night before conference. We also reviewed the story of King Benjamin and how when he spoke to his people "they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them." (Mosiah 2:6) We had FHE that night in our own "conference reverence tent" and Avery got so excited to have her own tent for conference. We are now into the Sunday Morning session of conference and she has been WONDERFUL! She colors, strings bead necklaces and listens for a few keywords like prayer, faith, Jesus, kindness. So...Thank you to King Benjamin and the example of his people.