Biggest Las Vegas Newspaper Highlights Mormon Family & FHE

by | Jan. 18, 2016

The following comes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's largest daily newspaper:

Caleb Scow, 13, gently cupped the tablet computer in his hands as he shared a video portraying Jesus' baptism with his family.

"Look, it's Jesus! Jesus!" his baby sister 22-month-old Macy jumped up and down in her footed sleeper and squealed. "Whoa, they're swimming."

"I think that shows an example to us," Caleb said as the video concluded. "Jesus got baptized even though he was perfect and lived a perfect life. It shows that to be righteous we need to get baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. And he will help us to become more like Christ and prompt us to do good things and choose the right."

Caleb, his sisters Bailey, 10, and Jane, 7, and even his brother Spencer, 3, take turns teaching the lesson when the family gathers Monday nights for Family Home Evening. Their parents, Brad and Julie Scow, help out, but they don't always run the show.

"We have a little chart that we rotate so that everybody gets a chance to be in charge," Brad Scow, explained.

Reserving one evening a week to focus on family lessons and activities has been a practice in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a little more than 100 years.

Lee Timothy, president of Las Vegas' East Stake, a group of eight Mormon congregations on the east side of town, said Family Home Evening, called just Home Evening at the time, was initiated by then-church President Joseph F. Smith in 1915.

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