2011 - Wk 37: Henry B. Eyring


What You'll Need: scriptures, picture of Henry B. Eyring (download here), water color paint sets, paper, Henry B. Eyring coloring page (download here).

You can also choose to download the pdf of LESSON 37 for easy printing. If you download, please leave a comment here on what you like about this lesson.

Quote: "Our most important and powerful assignments are in the family. They are important because the family has the opportunity at the start of a child’s life to put feet firmly on the path home. Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that...are the very nature of a family."  - Henry B. Eyring

Opening Song: Here We Are Together (PCS #261)


Today we are going to learn about a Latter-day hero.

(show picture of Henry B. Eyring)

- Does anybody know who this is? 

Henry B. Eyring is the First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church. That means he is a special witnesses of Jesus Christ, called to teach and testify of Him throughout the world. He travels around the world, meeting with members of the church and local leaders. 

When they are not traveling, members of the First Presidency counsel together and with other general Church leaders on matters affecting the worldwide Church, such as missionary work, temple building, spiritual and temporal welfare, and much more. 

But Henry B. Eyring was not always in the Church Presidency. We're going to learn more about his life.
Known as “Hal” to his family and friends, Henry Bennion Eyring was born on May 31, 1933. His father was a gifted scientist who was known worldwide and who received many awards in chemistry.  His Mom was in charge of the Physical Fitness Department (or exercise) at the University of Utah.

Henry grew up in New Jersey.  There were not many members of the church where he lived. There was not a church building where Henry grew up so they had church each week in a hotel room, with a few other church members. When Henry was a young child near baptism age, he sat with his legs through the back of his chair while listening to a speaker in church. "I turned around to look at him," remembers President Eyring. "I knew that what he said came from God and that it was true. It burned in my heart."

Soon Henry's family moved to Utah.  When he was in college he went to a very early morning church meeting one day. He saw a beautiful girl coming out of a grove of trees. He met her the very next Sunday. Her name was Kathleen. They dated throughout the rest of the summer. A year later Hal and Kathleen were married in July, 1962, in the Logan Temple.  Eventually they had six children—four sons and two daughters.

President Eyring loves wood working, water color painting and cooking with his family.

Henry B Eyring has spent his entire life serving in the church. He has been a Bishop, an Apostle, the President of Ricks College (now BYU Idaho) and held may other callings. He is an example of dedicated church service, love of family and hard work. He is a true Latter-day hero.

Bear your testimony about Heavenly Father calling righteous and good men to be his Apostles on the earth today. Share a favorite quote or talk from Henry B Eyring and how it impacted your life.  (for a link list of all talks by Henry B Eyring click here).

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

Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the SEPTEMBER Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.


Henry B. Eyring Coloring Page 
click here to download

Water Color Paintings
Henry B Eyring loves to watercolor paint and spend time with his family.
Make water color paintings of your favorite family activity.

7 Way Righteous Comments:

Sarah said...

I just found your blog from Pinterest. It is fantastic! I have two daughters, one is 2 1/2 years old and the other is 7 months. I have resolved to do better at holding FHE, and you blog has inspired me. I am adapting this lesson for our family right now, and I especially love the Eyring coloring page. What a great idea!

Becca said...

Hi! I'm excited about finding this blog too! I love the idea of introducing the 1st presidency and Apostles before conference. And the watercolor page is cute!


Breanna said...

I love the idea of the watercolors. I already went to the store and bought a new set.
Thanks Again

Jaime said...

Thank you! This is a wonderful idea leading up to conference!

Rebecca said...

Fantastic lesson. Thanks for sharing.

The Clews Crew said...

Again, I just love the idea of getting my little kids ready to learn by helping them know and trust the leaders of the church.

cassi said...

Thanks! I'm using these to teach the kids more about our leaders in the weeks prior to conference.

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