Ask the children to report one way they have shown love for Jesus Christ during the past week (see lesson 36). Explain that you would like them to hear more about one way they can show love for Jesus Christ.
Explain to the children that the game they are going to play will help them understand a very important way that we show love for Jesus Christ. Explain that you will hum a song. When they think they know the name of the song, they may raise their hands. You can either interrupt your humming and ask a child to guess what the song is or wait to ask until you have finished humming the song all the way through.
Hum “When We’re Helping.” After a child has guessed the name of the song, ask this question:
What is this song about? (Helping.)
Print Helping on the chalkboard.
Hum “‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream.” After the children guess the name of the song, ask them this question:
What is this song about? (Giving.)
Print Giving under Helping.
Can you think of another word that means helping and giving? (Serving. Give them additional clues as needed until they can guess it.)
Explain that serving others can include giving and helping. We often serve by helping and giving to others.
Article of faith
Help the children repeat together the following part of the thirteenth article of faith: “We believe … in doing good to all men.”
Read Mosiah 2:17. Explain that this means that when we serve others willingly, we are serving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ also. We can show Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that we love them by serving one another.
Story and picture
Display picture 3-63, The Good Samaritan, when appropriate as you tell the following story in your own words:
Jesus Christ taught about serving one another in the story of the good Samaritan. He told of a man who was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way, he was attacked by thieves who took his clothes, beat him, and left him nearly dead. A priest came along and, seeing the injured man, passed by on the other side of the road. Then a Levite, a man who helped priests in their duties, came by, but he also passed on the other side of the road to avoid the man.
Finally, a Samaritan, a group of people hated by the Jews, came by and stopped to help the hurt man, washing and wrapping his wounds. The Samaritan put the man on his own animal, took him to an inn, and stayed with him through the night. The next day, the Samaritan paid the innkeeper and told him that if the injured man needed more care than the money would cover, he would return and pay more.
Why do you think the priest and the Levite passed by the injured man without helping him? (Possible answers might include the following: Maybe they were in a hurry. They might have been afraid of the injured man. Maybe they didn’t want to be bothered with someone else’s problem.)
Why do we sometimes pass by people who need our help?
Explain that the children can be good Samaritans by helping people in need. Tell them of some situations in which someone needs help, and have the children role-play how they would help. You might use situations such as the following:
There are toys all over the floor, the baby is crying, and your mother is trying to prepare supper.
A new girl has moved in next door. She is from a different country and can’t speak your language very well. When she goes out to play, she looks lonely.
Sister Castro comes to church each week, but no one seems to notice her. She is old, always sits alone, and looks sad.
Your little sister is upset because her favorite toy broke.
Explain that Jesus is pleased when we serve others willingly. Suggest to the children that they can give service to other people.
В действительности перехват электронных писем, передвигаемых по Интернету, был детской забавой для технических гуру из АНБ. Интернет не был создан, как считали многие, в эру домашних персональных компьютеров.
Он появился тремя десятилетиями ранее благодаря усилиям специалистов из министерства обороны и представлял собой громадную сеть компьютеров, призванных обеспечить безопасность правительственной связи на случай ядерной войны. Профессионалы Интернета стали глазами и ушами АНБ.