Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Talk (featuring Ginger Art!)

You might remember when Hazel gave her first talk about a year and a half ago. In that post I explained The Gideon Method, which we use for creating and giving talks. Worked great.

So when Ginger was recently asked to give a talk in Primary at church, we decided to try the same route. The topic she was given was "The scriptures teach that the gospel shall be preached in all the world." The theme for the year is "I know the scriptures are true" so all the monthly topics have to do with the scriptures. I figured we could work with that.

So one afternoon while Poppy was sleeping, Ginger and I sat on my bed with our scriptures and a notepad to brainstorm. We talked about the scriptures. We talked about preaching the gospel and missionaries. And we pretty quickly came up with the talk. I pretty much just wrote down exactly what she said, and rearranged it slightly. Then I gave her 5x7 cards and markers and stood back. She wanted to do all the art herself, which is perfect because she knew exactly what each picture meant to her, and it made the memorizing almost effortless. We practiced the heck out of it for about a week, then on Sunday she stood up with confidence and delivered it like a pro. That's my girl.

"The Scriptures Teach that the Gospel Shall be Preached in All the World"
by Ginger Hickman
September 4, 2011

In Matthew 24:14, Jesus says, "This gospel shall be preached in all the world." He's talking about missionaries.
(Jesus is in the middle and the others are "people.")

Missionaries can be a boy or a girl. Girl missionaries are called Sisters and boy missionaries are called Elders. Missionaries work very hard to be obedient and represent Jesus Christ.
(This one is a girl missionary. You can tell from the hair. Apparently.)
This is my Aunt Natalee. Right now she is on a mission in Romania. In a recent letter she said, "Missionary work really keeps you on your toes." That means you have to be prepared for anything because you never know what might happen.
(Ed's youngest sister; you can follow Nat's missionary adventures here.)

This is my cousin Thompson. Next year he'll go on a mission. He wants to go to Russia, but he'll go wherever the Lord says.
(Taken outside the Newseum when Thompson was evacuated from William & Mary for hurricane Irene and stayed with us for the weekend.)

When I grow up and be a missionary I want to go to New York to help teach the gospel.
(The black one is Ginger - "because missionaries wear black" - and the gray one is the Statue of Liberty.)
I know the scriptures are true. I know the gospel is true because the gospel is in the scriptures and the scriptures are true.
(This one is Ginger's scripture case - it's green with pink flowers on it.)

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