Pre-Conference FHE Lesson
**UPDATED FOR 2016!** I want my kids to know the apostles better than they know celebrities, athletes, or super heroes. I want them to know their names and faces. I want them to recognize their voices. I want them to love them.
Who are these amazing men? What did they do before they were called as apostles? What kinds of things do they enjoy? And if they could pick an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
To help us find out, we've put together this adorable lesson to prep for General Conference. This lesson will help your family get to know the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostlesa little better.
General Conference Prep FHE: Getting to Know Our Prophet and Apostles
1) Opening song: We Listen to a Prophet's Voice, #22
2) Opening prayer
3) Scripture: Mosiah 15:11
4) Lesson: Getting to Know the Apostles (attached) - Distribute the Apostle Cards among the family. Take turns "reporting" on each apostle.
5) Music Activity: The Apostle Song -To help our kids learn the names of the apostles, Whitney made up a song a few years ago (back when President Hinckley was still with us. So it's had to be modified and relearned a few times...) Her kids can sing it at lightning speed, and they love knowing the names of these 15 great men.
Have a look-skey:
Monson Eyring Uchtdorf Nelson Oaks Ballard Hales Holland Bednar Cook Christofferson Anderson Rasband Stevenson (Snap, CLAP!) Renlund
6) Closing Prayer
7) Treat: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - President Monson loves chocolate, so we're sharing our Chocolate Crinkle Cookie recipe. Plus it's my husband's favorite cookie so win-win. ;) It's been in our family for years.
CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES
1/2 c. oil
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. powder sugar
Miix flour, salt, and baking powder. Set Aside.
In a separate large bowl, mix oil, sugar, and chocolate until combined. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Gradually add dry ingredients. (Dough should be sticky but able to roll into a ball. If it's too sticky add additional flour, up to 1/2 c. more.)
Chill dough for minimum 1 hour.
Roll into balls, (I use my cookie scoop), then roll the dough balls in the powder sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes. (We like ours a little doughy so I take them out at 12 minutes and immediately remove them from the pan to cool.)