Has your stake started doing the self reliance courses? Our stake here in Tremonton was one of the “guinea pig” stakes, so we started it I believe almost two years ago. Everyone who would take the class kept telling me how awesome it was, and I kept not believing them. In December, our bishop asked if we wanted to take the class and we flat out told him no.
But then Nigel decided that he would volunteer to be a facilitator. Being that we have been working on writing a budgeting book for the last few years, we knew we probably didn’t need the class (or so we thought!), but as a self-proclaimed “expert,” Nigel decided that he could possibly help by serving as a facilitator. Come to find out, being a facilitator is just a fancy word for “setting up the table and chairs, and still being a class member.”
We have absolutely loved this program, though. Our group has truly become friends, and we probably laugh more than we are supposed to! 🙂 But it is a highlight every week to attend our class… who knew?!
So, Nigel was supposed to be the facilitator. Then, when the training came along, he had a job interview. Then, the next meeting, he had another work meeting. So, guess who became the facilitator?! Me.
But I love it. And I am always looking for ways to help the people in my class to succeed at their commitments. I decided since they were going to have to teach the My Foundations Principle to their families every week, I could help by creating ideas for their FHE lessons so they could teach in fun ways.
One of the class members asked if she could share the ideas with a friend who was taking the class, too. Why not?! I’m all about sharing the love! 🙂
So, here is a packet for y’all. If you’re taking the class, feel free to use these ideas! If you’re not taking the class, sign up for the next round. Even if you don’t think you need it, you do. 🙂
Click here for a link to the printable PDF packet.