Originally Posted by Bekka
Okay, so Primary is going better and better. We are definitely following most of the things our predecessors do, so it's nice not to have to build from the ground up, just rip out a wall, put up new curtains, etc.
Anyway, just wanted to comment on the COOL song. The kids learned it for the Primary presentation last year. I just don't think it would have flown when I was a kid! It's pretty jazzy and less "trational." I remember my dad thinking that The Lord Needs Valiant Servants was too ??????? something.
But this new song was from the Friend in around 93 or 1996.
"We are children, holding hands around the world
Like an army ..... (still learning the lyrics)
We will do what is right, we will follow his light,
We are building the kingdom of God!"
OR something like that. Very inspirational, and the kids totally stand up and sway: "We are children (clap) holding hands around the world
Like an army (clap) ..."
It's very cool, and even the kids who hate Primary music really seem to "get" this song and love it. Almost like Armies of Helaman. I just think that some kids really dislike "Little Lambs so white and fair ..." and the like? I'm glad there is a variety, and you can still feel the Spirit and inspiration. Traditional music is wonderful. Okay, I've always loved the music aspect of Primary.
When Alisa and I were teaching Primary in Springville (before moving back to Provo) my favorite Primary song was "Scripture Power"
That is one cool so...shut your mouth
I'm just talkin' 'bout "Scripture Power."
We taught our second lesson today, went pretty well, except I had the wrong time in my head for when SS was over, so I went 10 minutes over. But what really gets me is that no one said anything. Not even the Bishop's wife who was in our class (we're in a BYU
This Friday we're flying out to California (the Bay Area) because my brother and his wife are blessing their baby in a week. Can't wait. It'll be the first time we've seen little Isaac and it'll be the first time my family has seen Connor since last August/September when they were here to drop my sister back off at BYU
. So we're excited for that. I'm just a little sad we won't be in class next week to teach the lesson. One of my favorites: the calling of the Twelve Apostles. I love comparing Peter, James, John and the rest to the modern Apostles and talking about what kind of men the Lord calls as Apostles:
Peter, James and John and Andrew were fishermen, Matthew was a tax collector, most of the rest were fishermen or shepherds ... my favorite part of the lesson is talking about what the current Apostles did before their calling as an Apostle:President Gordon B. Hinckley:
Church employment since returning from his missionPresident Thomas S. Monson:
Was in the US Navy during WWII; General Manager of Deseret PressPresident James E. Faust:
Navy during WWII; a trial lawyer, a Utah state legislator and was appointed by Pres. JFK to the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Racial UnrestPresident Boyd K. Packer:
Was in a B-52 bomber over Europe in WWII; educational administratorElder L. Tom Perry:
WWII Marine, stormed the beaches at Okinawa; Boston-area department store Vice President and TreasurerElder Russell M. Nelson:
Cardiovascular surgeonElder Dallin H. Oaks:
Was Justice Earl Warren's law clerk, later became a trial lawyer; President of BYU-ProvoElder M. Russell Ballard:
A car salesman (he sold Edsels
)Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin:
Former President of the Utah Trade AssociationElder Richard G. Scott:
Nuclear engineer. He worked 12 years on the staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover
(at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
in Tennessee), developing military and private-sector nuclear power reactors - he helped to design the first nuclear submarine
and subsequently became a consultant to the nuclear power industryElder Robert D. Hales:
USAF fighter pilot during WWII; he was President of the Papermate Co., a division of Gillette; he later headed Hughes Television NetworkElder Jeffrey R. Holland:
Educator; President of BYU-ProvoElder Henry B. Eyring:
Educator; Associate Professor of Business, Stanford University; President of BYU–Idaho (then Ricks College)Elder David A. Bednar:
Educator; Associate Dean at the University of ArkansasElder Dieter F. Uchtdorf:
Pilot for Lufthansa Airline; he is the 93rd Apostle since 1830 and only the 11th to be born outside the United States (of German nationality, born in Czechoslovakia)And, two who have recently departed this life:Elder Neal A. Maxwell:
Pig farmer; Educator: taught that the University of Utah; served as a legislative assistant to Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah
...and...Elder Daivd B. Haight:
Mayor of Palo Alto, California; owned a hardware store in Palo Alto; he is the father-in-law of billionaire businessman and philantropist Jon Huntsman and grandfather of the current Governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Now ... it's nap time, so I'm off... (sorry for the long post, I just think that this is fun information - just goes to prove 1 Samuel 16:7