President Hinckley has counseled parents: “Read to your children. Read the story of the Son of God. Read to them from the New Testament. Read to them from the Book of Mormon. It will take time, and you are very busy, but it will prove to be a great blessing in your lives as well as in their lives. And there will grow in their hearts a great love for the Savior of the world, the only perfect man who walked the earth. He will become to them a very real living being, and His great atoning sacrifice as they grow to manhood and womanhood, will take on a new and more glorious meaning in their lives” (quoted in Church News, 6 Dec. 1997, 2)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Week 5: Chapter 5 - Traveling in the Wilderness

The Book of Mormon
Chapter 5: Traveling in the Wilderness

For those of you who are new, I base LQ's scripture study around the chapters of the softcover Book of Mormon Stories book that can be purchased from the LDS Distribution Services for US$7.00. It can also be found online. If you look back through my posts you will see that at the moment LQ doesn't sit very still while I read to her from this book. She does, however, sit still if I have her watch the Quicktime movie from here. It is also available in other movie formats.

LQ and I are going to do Chapter 4 this week, because we didn't get anything done last week. And I just can't go past the story of the Brass plates - it just wouldn't be right skipping a good chance to play sword fights.

BUT, it is always good to get ahead with my planning, so here is chapter 5.

This chapter seems to be a bit long but I am prepared to summarize the part about the "boys" going back to get the "girls". I don't see any complaining this time from Laman and Lemuel about going back to Jerusalem, silly boys. I am going to tell LQ that Heavenly Father wanted the boys to have someone to marry so they went back to Jerusalem and encouraged Ishmael's family to join them. That pretty much sums up the first page.

Then we can get on with the Liahona, the bow breaking and Laman and Lemuel getting into trouble again.

Scriptures that I will read to LQ from the Book of Mormon include: 1 Nephi 16:4, 1 Nephi 16:29 (last sentence). These are just scriptures that I feel contain an important lesson that go along with the chapter.

Here are some resources I will be using for activities this week:

  • The Friend
June 1987 - Sharing Time: Compass of Faith (some great ideas and activities in this article)
May 2000 - The Liahona and the Holy Ghost (LQ will enjoy turning the pencils)
October 1998 - Liahona Colouring (I will use the picture of the Liahona for a colouring activity)

  • We may marry off LQ's Fisher Price Little People
  • Make a bow and arrow and "shoot" some of the Fisher Price Little People farm animals, cleverly disguised as wild animals
  • Why not have a hat day? Wear some tea towels on your head so you can be a part of Lehi's family. Get out your wedding veil (if you kept it) and pretend to have a wedding.

If you have just recently found this blog, I encourage you to look through some of the older posts. There are some failures, successes and suggestions for reading to your toddler (which I am sure you probably already know).

Let me know how you go this week!


  1. You are awesome (do you say awesome in Australia?) I know you say "heaps" because a friend of my family is serving in Australia and he always writes that, but I don't know how to say it. I've never met you, but I am soooo grateful for you. I got your comment, read your blog, and watched a few of those short videos with my son just now. We're going to try to catch up this week. Thanks for making a blog that truly matters!

  2. Team Chilton's right, sister. Well done you! (And the word verification just asked me to write "mickeysa". I'm thinking that if anyone would know what "Mickey say", it's YOU!)