Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The "Perfect" Talk

So...Elizabeth was assigned a talk on Sunday, with no topic. She's been a little fascinated with the story of Moses since she watched a "Scripture Bugs" video about him. So, naturally, she wanted to talk about Moses. It was sweet, simple, and to the point. All she did, with a little help from her daddy, was get a piece of scrap paper and simply write out what she wanted to say. She even included a scripture reference about prophets (Amos...) and then I helped her find some pictures to go along with what she was saying. (the big picture packet that the church sells came in handy). She practiced a few times to make sure she was saying the words right and so she could remember what pictures went where until she was confident.

Sunday morning she stood at the pulpit and read her (written) talk perfectly. She spoke of prophets and explained how they transmit messages to us from the Lord and she also spoke of Moses and how he was slow of speech, but the Lord strengthened him and he was able to write down the commandments, part the Red Sea, and led the Lord's people out of Egypt. It was excellent. After she finished the Primary President stopped her from sitting down and explained to everyone that it was an example of a perfect talk. She wrote it herself, had a scripture reference, added her testimony and provided pictures. Kevin and I were so proud! I can't believe how much our little girl is growing up! It is so neat to see her testimony grow!! I love it!

4 comments:

Saddie and Levi said...

Way to go Elizabeth! I just got released from being the primary secretary and if any of our kids would have done such a thing, I think I would have had a heart attack! We're lucky if they even bring a talk, let alone prepare a "perfect talk." Kudos to mom and dad for their loving guidance!

miss marie said...

oh, wow! i would have given anything to have seen it!!! go, elizabeth, go.

Tink said...

I can't believe Elizabeth is that old already! Just yesterday she was in nursery! Sounds like she did a great job! Yeah!

katie said...

Wow! My kids are way too shy, so it makes it hard to even get them to do a talk. Liz is such a sweet girl! By the way congrats on the race! I really hate to run! Your awsome!