Tuesday, February 17, 2009
... are now posted at lds.org, where you can also print a booklet insert. You can order the insert from Distribution too - a few copies will come to each unit soon. They have now printed revised theme posters, cards, and achievement emblems.
The value's intro: "I will prepare to enter the temple and remain pure and worthy. My thoughts and actions will be based on high moral standards."
There are four value experiences, all required - you don't write your own. All four are scripture-study-and-then-journal-about-it type requirements.
1) Study the meaning and importance of chastity and virtue by reading Moroni 9:9, Jacob 2:28, “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” “Sexual Purity” in For the Strength of Youth, Article of Faith 13 and Proverbs 31:10–31.
2) Study about the Holy Ghost in John 14:26–27; John 15:26; 2 Nephi 32:1–5; D&C 45:57–59; D&C 88:3–4; and D&C 121:45–46.
3) Use the questions in Alma 5 as a personal worthiness checklist in preparing for temple covenants.
4) Determine to partake worthily of the sacrament each week and fill your life with virtuous activities that will bring spiritual power. Study about repentance and the sacrament in Moroni 10:32, the book of Enos, the section on repentance in For the Strength of Youth and the sacrament prayers in D&C 20:77–79.
Update after our New Beginnings, a couple of additional tidbits -
The value project is to read the Book of Mormon.
Mothers are being encouraged to earn the virtue award also, but cannot do so before their daughters.