This summer he spent over 5 hours every day working on the lessons. He got through all 160+ of them once and then started all over, being certain to compile the visual aids, the attention getters, the PowerPoints, and any sort of films he wanted to have handy IF the spirit and need arose.
They also all arrived to this sign over the 'seminary room' doorway. To be clear...these are NOT the colors of the University of Michigan (which I hate and somehow didn't think about the color scheme when Robert selected the vinyl) but IS the colors of Hillary's West Muskingum High School (go Tornados). Be clear on that fact. I said to Robert, if you mention Michigan in this room, I'll take the vinyl off the wall and be aware that taking it off was way lots easier than putting it up.
Yesterday I served breakfast as they entered but being such a proponent of breakfasts to start the day I will always worry the kids don't get enough to eat before school. Today the lesson was on the Plan of Salvation. Robert had the kids start with a game of Plan of Salvation Croquet. Sadly, the only one who knew how to play was Brendan. Each wicket had the event name of some portion of this wondrous plan. The idea was for each kid to get the ball through the wickets in order and end up in the Celestial Kingdom, where they received gold wrapped Hershey nuggets.
I was upstairs and attempted to get some pictures but at 6am around here, it's not very light out. Robert helped them with the concept if they needed some help, a flashlight (standing in for the Holy Ghost) was a good source. You certainly didn't want to go through the wrong kingdom. It was funny to hear Gideon comment "but I don't want to die". After the game, I was content to return to my bed and let the class continue. I know these pix are not excellent. Too dark, didn't want a flash, didn't want to be observed but I did want a record of the morning.
and so the year of Seminary continues.......................