Sunday, July 19, 2009

Allison's Primary Talk

How FHE strengthens my family
Good morning. I am glad to share a talk with you, because this may be my first and last before I go to Young Women this September. I have been asked to give a talk on, ‘How Family Home Evening strengthens my family’. My mom and dad have done and are doing their very best to teach us well on Monday nights. Our last lesson was, instead of learning about someone in the scriptures, we talked about manners. How to not whine our pout, how to accept a “No,” for an answer, and manners at the table. I have learned a lot from FHE, and I hope you learn as much as me. I love how we can learn so much, just by talking with our family about church things once a week. Even in the last few weeks, I have learned things that I never knew in my whole life. It also helps not only me, but the rest of my family. My sister, Rebecca, and my brother, Tommy, have learned a lot of things. Don’t just think about the things you learn in Family Home Evening. Do them. Use your knowledge from your family meetings and try to use them. I have learned to do that….. The hard way. I got in trouble by not doing the things, but just listening to them. Try to use the information from your FHE, and then use it in real life. I’m glad we have Family Home Evening because it gives us an opportunity to learn more things every week, or every day. Try to do these things, and you will become a better person. I think of the quote from President Gordon B. Hinkley, “Try a little harder, to be a little better.” Remind your family to have family scripture study and family prayer. It will help you to become a great, strong member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’m grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope you will do these things and become wonderful Women and Men. And I leave these things with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Allison Ryan
Talk July 19, 2009
Written: July 12


Alli said...

You know what I thought when I saw you made a post about my talk?

"Oh, mom."

Melissa said...

Wow! What an awesome talk. That was a better talk than what I gave at my own farewell! :)