Monday, 27 October 2008

Booing the Neighbors

In primary yesterday the kids got a handout that they were quite enamored with. It was a cute little poem that you could use with treats to drop off to someone in the ward. Funny thing was I had been thinking of doing the same thing for FHE this week! We did it, but with a little twist.

First I read the scripture from 3 Nephi 13:

1 aVerily, verily, I say that I would that ye should do alms unto the poor; but take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.

2 Therefore, when ye shall do your alms do not sound a trumpet before you, as will hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have aglory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;

4 That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.

We talked about what alms were, about giving anonymous service, and what we could do to share with others around us. We made some cookies and then printed off some cute poems from Organized We took them over to one neighbors house, rang the doorbell and ran like mad to a hiding place...but they must not have been home because they didn't the kids decided to go take back the cookies and try someone else! LOL We then did the neighbors on each side of us. It was a LOT of fun!

Here's the poem we put with the cookies (if you click on it you can see it a little better):

And this is the note they're supposed to leave in their window:

After that we decided we'd try and do some secret service every day. We each made a little poster to put by our beds or in some secret place to remind ourselves to do service for someone anonymously each day. The kids were really excited about it. We'll see how the week goes!

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