Hold up a clothes hanger and ask what it is used for. Ask if anyone can name any other things a
hanger can be used for. They might suggest things like:
a. Opening a locked car door
b. Roasting marshmallows
c. Cleaning a clogged drain
d. Craft projects
Read D&C 60:2 and D&C 82:18. Ask the group what these scriptures have to do with the
hanger. Remind everyone that the Lord expects us to do more than just ?hang around?.
Challenge them to list ways they can use their talents and skills to be self-reliant.
A part of this life involves learning how to take care of our bodies and spirits so that we will be
better prepared to live an exalted life with our Heavenly Father. Our mortal education includes
learning how to provide for both physical and spiritual needs of ourselves and others. A merciful
Father in Heaven counsels us through His prophets to be prepared in all things and be self-
reliant. Everything we have in mortality is a test to see if we are able to be good and faithful
stewards of even more in eternity.