Year 02/Lesson 03: Ammon the Book of Mormon Prophet

What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 310/GAB 78: Ammon Defend the Flock of King Lamoni, toilet paper rolls (one per child), cotton balls, Q-tips, white glue, white tissue paper, brown pipe cleaner (optional), tape .

Scripture: Alma 18:32 - And Ammon said: Yea, and (Heavenly Father) looketh down upon all the children of men; and he knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart; for by his hand were they all created from the beginning.

Opening Song: Book of Mormon Stories (PCS # 118)
Sing Verse 1 and then the following verse about Ammon...

Ammon was a missionary serving Lamanites,
Tending King Lamoni’s sheep for several days and nights.
Robbers came; he saved the sheep by fighting fearlessly.
He had learned he could live righteously.


Today we are going to talk about a Scripture Hero from the Book of Mormon who was very righteous and very brave.   His name was Ammon.

Ammon went to the land of Ishmael to teach the gospel to the Lamanites. When he entered the land, the Lamanites tied him up and took him before the King, whose name was King Lamoni. Ammon told the king he wanted to be his servant, so King Lamoni sent him to tend his flocks of sheep.

- If Ammon was there to teach the gospel and do missionary work, why would he volunteer to be the King's servant? (because service is an important part of missionary work. Even today's missionaries do service in the communities where they serve.)

While Ammon was tending the sheep, some Lamanite robbers scattered King Lamoni’s flocks. Lamoni’s servants were upset because they knew the king would have them put to death for losing his flocks.  Ammon realized this was an opportunity to be a missionary.  Ammon told his fellow servants to keep the flocks together while he fought the robbers. The robbers thought they could kill Ammon, but he had the Lord’s protection.

(display GAK 310: Ammon Defend the Flock of King Lamoni)

Ammon used his sling to throw stones at the robbers, killing six. The men were astonished. They tried to kill him with stones but could not hit him. Then they came at him with clubs. But every time a robber lifted a club, Ammon cut off the man’s arm with his sword. The remaining robbers became scared and ran away.

When King Lamoni learned what had happened, he was amazed. He thought Ammon was the Great Spirit (or Heavenly Father). With the help of the Holy Ghost, Ammon knew the king’s thoughts. Ammon said he was not the Great Spirit; then the king asked him about the power he used against the robbers.

Ammon taught King Lamoni and his servants about Heavenly Father, the Creation of the earth, the scriptures, and the plan of salvation. The king believed Ammon. Many righteous people were baptized.

Ammon was a great missionary because he was brave and did what the Lord asked him to do.  We can be brave like Ammon and stand up to bullies.  There are bullies who try to hurt us and bullies who make fun of us and bullies who tease us for what we believe.  We can always have courage and stand up for what is right.

(If appropriate, this may be a good time to discuss, as parents, what you would like your children to do if confronted by a bully.)

Bear your testimony about the power of courage and obedience.  Tell you children about a time when you had courage, like Ammon, to stand up for what was right.  Share the spiritual blessings you received for doing so. 

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.


Lamoni's Sheep Craft 

Brave Like Ammon Coloring Page (made from poster in The Friend with added words)


Cross Word Puzzle and Secret Message

Lamoni's Sheep I Spy (from The Friend magazine)
A Year of FHE // a free Family Home Evening about how Ammon used humility, service, and courage to be a good missionary. Includes song, scripture, lesson, and four activities to choose from! #lds #familyhomeevening #bookofmormon #ammon

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10 Way Righteous Comments:

Jenny said...

Where do we find a copy of the picture?

Stephanie said...

Thank you! I love how you "script" it so the stories are understandable for young kids. Great lesson once again!

thepainterfamily said...

thank you thank you thank you.

We've followed along for three weeks now, and I am loving each lesson.

i think our children must be similar ages, because these plans are so perfect for our family too!

my kids loooved the sheep, and my daughter is sleeping with hers tonight. haha.

JennC said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work preparing these lessons. I look forward to these evey week and my daughter ( a sunbeam) loves the crafts and coloring pages. Unfortunately I threw out our tp rolls last week so we will make the sheep as a recap ;-)

Julia said...

Just found you! and I think this site is fantastic. I love that the whole lesson is right here! Im now a new follower! Thanks so much for this!

Anonymous said...

I can't remember if I left a comment last year...I meant to..just want to let you know how much I love and appreciate your efforts and willingness to share...i'm raising a grand being a single,workin g, parent at 60...and so appreciate the help your lessons give when i have not come up with a plan for fhe on my own. We love the lessons and extras like crafts and games and extra links...thanks so much

Anonymous said...

I am trying to download lesson 3 and I keep getting an error message and the pdf nor the coloring picture will open. I can open all the other lessons?

Thanks for all your efforts.

Tia Hopper said...

Thank you for these!! These are seriously saving my butt for FHE. But not any FHE, a productive, prepared, hands on FHE. Thanks! My favorite this week are the sheep. I have never seen this and hopefully it will be a concrete reminder of what Ammon did.

Courtney Ekman said...

I've used your website to plan our FHE countless times for the past few years, but I can't ever seem to remember to comment to say thanks! This week our seven-year-old son wanted to give a lesson on Ammon, and we printed this out for him. He read us the entire lesson, and was so proud of himself. Easy, and effective. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

p.s. When I started using these we lived in Philly too!! Too bad we didn't get the chance to meet. :)

alex said...

I just want to say thank you! I love your pre-made lessons for FHE! Part of my family is inactive, and I struggled for years to make FHE enjoyable. It's so nice to be able to go to your site where everything is already ready to go. My family enjoys the lessons as well. We really appreciate all the hard work and time you've put into making these lessons.

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