Fall is here and LDS members are looking forward to their ward’s annual Primary program. This year, primary-aged children (4 – 11 years old) from all over the world have been learning songs and lessons in conjunction with the theme: I Know My Savior Lives. On a given Sunday, usually in September or October, each congregation will dedicate one Sacrament meeting to the Primary program in which the children will sing the songs they have learned this year and give their assigned speaking parts.
There is a lot of hard work and preparation from both the children and their leaders. Parents anticipate seeing their child give their part and sing the songs. Of course the children are adorable and you can almost always count on a little one shouting all the words to a song or another one who is happy to wave to his parents the whole time. But it’s not just about learning all the words to the songs or if each child has her part memorized – there are much deeper purposes carried out by this inspired program. I will share with you three real-life, but probably unnoticed, moments that I have been a part of during my time in primary.
1. A child with invisible special needs overcoming challenges