Having spent a week in Lithuania, Elder & Sister Davis headed up north...
to the modern country of Estonia, on the gulf of Finland, home to Elder & Sister Bonner.
We were excited to participate in our first Estonian Family Home Evening and we were not disappointed. The Bonners have done a wonderful job of getting YSA's to their home on Monday nights. We enjoyed pizza and Elder Bonner taught a lesson on becoming a successful person.
If things are always this busy, the Bonners will need a larger apartment! They had two nonmembers and two less actives come that night along with a brand new member of the church for a total of 17 people.
There was a lot of interaction and discussion...you could tell the kids felt comfortable in the Bonner's home.
"Family home evening is for everyone. It is for families with parents and children, for families with just one parent, and for parents who have no children at home. It is for home evening groups of single adults and for those who live alone or with roommates. . . . Regular participation in family home evening will develop increased personal worth, family unity, love for our fellow men, and trust in our Father in heaven." President Spencer W. Kimball
It was crowded but cosy and we loved to see how everyone got involved with the lesson.
Sister Davis had volunteered Elder Davis to be in charge of the activity after the lesson. He was up to the challenge....after all, he hadn't played charades in a long time and with this big a crowd it was a good time to try. And besides Elder Davis is good at charades, it's one of his favorite games.
Everyone had to act out the title of a book or movie...and Elder Davis went first.
It looks like he's acting out "rain", or "snow".....?
You nearly have it....
Angelika guessed and now its her turn to act out the name of a movie....
We were happy to see that everyone actually participated and had fun acting out the words and guessing the titles.
"We cannot afford to neglect this heaven-inspired program. It can bring spiritual growth to each member of the family, helping him or her to withstand the temptations which are everywhere. The lessons learned in the home are those that last the longest.”
President Thomas Monson