Yesterday, Kaylee had her end of the year ice cream social for Achievement day girls. They went to the park to play and have ice cream sundays. They had previously been challanged to memorize all of the Articles of Faith. There are 13 Articles of Faith. For each one that they had memorized they could add 1 topping to their ice cream sunday. Each article tells about a different aspect of our religion. They basically outline the fundamental principles of what we, as Mormons, believe. I was so happy and pleased that she memorized all 13 of them. Not so that she could get lots of ice cream but I think that it is so important that we really know and understand the basic principles of our gospel. Without understanding what you believe one tends to either take it for granted or misunderstand the teachings thereby running the risk of becoming deceived or apathetic. As she was memorizing them we talked a lot about what they meant and how they applied to her. She's not a gospel theologian but this was a great step for her that will help her really grasp what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about and why it is so important for her to gain her own testimony that it is true.
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