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Attention Activity

Ask for a 3 volunteers.? Have the first person blow up a balloon with a tiny bit of air and then pinch the balloon shut with her fingers to hold the air in for a few minutes..? The second volunteer blows it up her balloon about half full and the third volunteer blows up her balloon until completely full.? Explain that the balloons represent our spirits and the air going in them represents faith.? One by one, have each sister unpinch their balloons, allowing them to fly across the room.? The first balloon didn?t have much faith and couldn?t go very far.? The third balloon had a lot of faith/air and could really fly, but without much direction. Talk about how we not only have to be ?filled? with the Holy Ghost, but also ?guided? by the Lord so we?ll go in the right direction.

The first principle of the gospel isn?t faith, but faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.? Faith is believing in Him with our spiritual eyes when we haven?t seen Him with our physical eyes.? It is a principle of action that compels us to pray, be obedient and trust in His promises.? We increase our faith by testing and studying His words.? Faith has power to move mountains, perform miracles, and prove us worthy to see God.

Each time we learn something more about the gospel, we are adding ?air? to our balloon.? Even a little bit of air is still a testimony!? We can be converted one principle at a time.

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Title Poster

Use this poster to introduce the topic. Discuss with the young women in what way becoming converted is like a seed growing into a plant.

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Attention Activity

Bring photos of yourself, one of your children, or anyone else you know – that show an incremental growing up – like school pictures for K-12 – for one person (ask someone else in the ward if necessary).? At the beginning of class, lay out the photos on a table all mixed up and invite the girls to see if they can put them in the right order of age.? When they are all arranged in the right order, ask them which two seemed to be the most obvious jump in age.? Discuss how a child grows up a little each day, but it seems slow and might not even be noticeable to you, yet, of course, it is happening, and over time, you really can tell. It can seem that way with our faith, testimonies and conversion to the gospel.

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Scripture Cards

These little cards have written on them already all the scriptures that were mentioned in the lesson.?Give the scripture cards to pairs or individuals. As they read, ask the young women to identify who was converted and what happened during their experience. Have they ever experienced something similar in their own lives? Invite them to share their comments with a partner or the class.

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Journal Page

Invite the young women to study ?Conversion? in True to the Faith and write a list of questions they could ask themselves to evaluate their progress toward conversion.

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Board Strips

Write the word “conversion” on the board, and invite the young women to look for words and phrases in Mosiah 27:25?26 that help them understand what conversion is. As they identify phrases in the scriptures, put the board strips up. Ask the young women to state what conversion means in their own words.

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Handout

There are 6 to a page. These little handouts can be used in numerous ways. ?They are the perfect size for the girls to use on their bulletin boards at home or taped in their locker at school. They can be collected throughout the year and made into a little book by punching holes in the corners and using a key ring to attach them each week. ?If your YW use class journals or smash books, these are the perfect size to tape into their individual books.

 

 

If all or most of the girls have a smartphone in your class, here is another idea to use for this:?text each girl this handout during the week to remind her of the lesson.??To do this, right click on the picture and save image to your computer. ?Then email the picture to yourself. ?Retrieve the email from your smartphone and save the image onto your phone. You can now send the image in a text to your Young Women. ?If you have a Facebook page for your Young Women, you could also post this to your page!

Young Women November Quote

 

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Additional Ideas

I loved Elder Bednar’s talk in this lesson! ?It was so beautiful. ?I really liked the definitions he gave for testimony and conversion. ?I think this is something that even adults struggle with. ?Having a testimony doesn’t necessarily mean you are converted. ?Helping the girls understand the difference between testimony and conversion, I believe, will really help them on their path to becoming fully converted. ?It will also help them to be better missionaries if they choose to serve missions.

My thought was to have the girls divide into two groups. ?Have them read either Elder Bednar’s talk or Sister Oscarson’s talk. As they learn about testimony and conversion, have them write down in their own words what the talks say. ?You could have one group look for definitions of testimony and one for conversion. ?Have the Young Women compare and contrast the two.