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Title Poster

Section: Introduce the doctrine

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use to introduce Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

Show the poster as you begin the lesson. Do you have a personal experience explaining Joseph Smith’s mission to someone who was not a member of the church? Do the youth have any similar experiences? After you share, invite the youth to divide into pairs and take turns roleplaying briefly explaining to a friend (in 1 to 2 sentences) why there is so much emphasis placed upon Joseph Smith’s role in the church. Ask what the youth learned from this short teaching experience. You may want to repeat this activity at the end of the lesson.

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Scripture Cards

Section: Learn together

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

Explain that these scriptures are prophesies that Joseph in Egypt gave and that Lehi was telling his family before he died. Give each individual or pair a scripture card. Ask the class to read their scripture and think about this question: According to scripture, what was Joseph Smith prophesied to do? Ask the class to ponder whether Joseph Smith fulfilled that prophesy and how. You can invite class members to share their thoughts.

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Board Strips

Section: Learn together

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

Hand out word strips to each individual or pair describing an event in Joseph Smith’s life. Give the first individual or pair the Gospel Art Book and ask them to find the picture that matches their word strip. Ask for someone in the class to briefly summarize the important points of that event. What impresses them or what questions do they have?

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Discussion Questions

Section: Learn together

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

As you discuss events in Joseph Smith’s life, display the poster of discussion questions and ask the class to ponder these questions and share their thoughts.

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Quote Poster

Section: Learn together

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

Display Doctrine and Covenants 76:22–24 and explain that this is Joseph Smith’s testimony of Jesus Christ. Ask the class to ponder: what impresses them about this testimony? What questions do they wish they could ask Joseph Smith about Jesus?

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Journal Page

Section: Learn together

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”

Invite the class to write down their brief testimony of Jesus Christ like Joseph Smith did. If the youth need some ideas for what to write, invite them to think about these questions and write their responses:

  • What do I believe Jesus Christ has done for me?
  • Do I believe Jesus loves me? Why?
  • What have other people taught me about Jesus?
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Coloring Page

Section: Live what we are learning

Printable 8.5×11 PDF. Use for Young Women/Aaronic Priesthood February week 2 lesson, “Why Is Joseph Smith’s Mission Important to Me?”