Hello friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co. I’m excited to share a Young Women Personal Progress Activity with you today.
Every morning for the past two weeks we’ve been driving to & from swimming lessons. Our route takes us right by the Meridian, Idaho Temple which is still under construction and is scheduled to be dedicated this Fall!
We love seeing the progress on the temple each time we drive by. Most of the work is done on the outside, but if you drive by in the early mornings or evenings you can see lights on inside and it’s fun to talk about all the work that’s going on inside as well.
As I’ve watched this temple’s progress, it’s become really clear that building a temple has a lot of parallels to each of us and our lives.
Our bodies are temples, and we’re here on Earth to build up our temple, stand tall and beautiful, and point to God. The plans for each temple are unique and detailed, and so are our lives. When I see the temple I’m reminded of the verse in D&C 88:119:
Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.
The details of our lives are up to us, but our choices should help us build our temple in the areas outlined in that scripture. What we choose, should help us keep the temple and it’s blessings in our sight.
This Young Women Personal Progress Activity is a great one to complete any time of year, but if you’re looking for a Personal Progress night for August, this one happens to coordinate with the Come Follow Me theme that month – Marriage & Family.
Here’s what you’ll need for your Personal Progress mutual night or to get your girls started on completing Individual Worth #4:
- Download the files below of the Temple Blessings print and the My Plan Worksheet
- Ask each girl to bring their scriptures, Personal Progress Book and a pen.
- Frames or cute washi tape for the prints (either 8×10 or 4×6 works – both sizes of prints are included below)
First, take a few minutes as a group to read and mark D&C88:119 – discuss how each of us are unique but that we’re each a temple of God. Then, set the girls to work thinking and writing on the My Plan worksheet. You may want to mention that all of the goals don’t need to be spiritual in nature, but that many life goals actually help us become more like He is – getting an education, learning a skill or trade, practicing a talent, even traveling to a distant place and learning about new cultures and enjoying the beauty God gives us.
While I was creating these prints, I kept thinking how great it would be to complete this activity even if you aren’t a Young Women. It would make a great tie-in for a Relief Society Activity night focused on goal setting or the Temple!
(includes the 8×10 Temple Blessings Print & My Plan worksheet in PDF)
(the 4×6 print is formatted specifically for photo labs – I use Costco, but your favorite photo lab will work great too!)
- Print these on your home color printer or send them to your local copy shop.
- I recommend using the highest print settings and printing on bright white cardstock.
Stop by Prickly Pear Design Co. to snag more free printables for Young Women, Relief Society & just because. Every month I release a Young Women Come Follow Me Handout kit that has additional ideas for Mutual Activities and Visiting Teaching printables to make visiting your sisters that much easier.
Here are a few of my recent favorites:
Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to hear how your Young Women Personal Progress Night Activity goes, so leave a comment letting me know. Have a great day!