Right now my calling in my Singles Ward is to be a member of the Family Home Evening committee. This means that I help plan our weekly F.H.E., for the singles adults, who would not have the opportunity to attend in with their family or roommates. Normally, our Family Home Evenings consist of a lesson, an activity, socializing, and a treat. Our numbers fluctuate every week, (we could have anywhere from five to 45 singles) so our actives have to be flexible.
Prior to General Conference coming this last weekend, last week’s Family Home Evening activity and lesson was combined. We (the Family Home Evening Committee) thought that it could be fun to prepare for General Conference by having a trivia game to get to know the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and First Presidency of the Church.
To prepare for our game we set up fourteen chairs in a line and taped the names of each of the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve (I left one seat blank in honor of our new Apostle who would be presented to us the upcoming weekend). Then we broke into two teams. Every round, each team had to choose someone to stand behind the tape on the floor, a short distance from the chairs. A trivia fact would be read, and the representative from each team would have to run and sit down in the chair with the name of the Apostle or Prophet whom the trivia fact was about. With much laughing and fun we explored the lives if these Fourteen amazing men of God.
In the spirit of getting to know these amazing men, here are a few trivia facts that you may or may not have known before about the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons):
President Thomas S. Monson first met his wife, while attending a “Hello Dance” at the University of Utah. (See October 2004 New Era, The Message: Whom Shall I Marry? By President Thomas S. Monson)
Though President Dieter F. Uchtdorf is known as our German Apostle, he was actually born in Czechoslovakia.
Due to the size of this post I have broken it into two posts. Read FHE Conference Trivia Night Part 2 to learn about the incredible men who form the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.