When I was young, my Dad had a projector that he would haul out for FHE (as I mentioned in the previous post). We watched shows like;
- Man’s Search for Happiness
- Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts
- Johnny Lingo
- The First Vision
- The Restoration
I loved them. Each one had a profound effect on me.
For example, in Worthy Music Worthy Thoughts, then Elder Boyd K. Packer talked about our minds being a stage and that thoughts were players on that stage. If we didn’t want certain thoughts to be on that stage, then all that we needed to do was to banish those players and put new, good thoughts on stage. He stated that we are the ones in control of what is played out on the stage of our minds. That idea was brilliant, and has helped me through out my life.
The problem is, there is no projector now that I am raising my own kids (plus, I’m sure that the films are quite out-dated). How do I give them the rich, gospel, media experience that I treasured?
Enter, youtube – the LDS page with Mormon Messages. I have an app on my phone for The Mormon Channel, and it comes with those Mormon Messages Videos available on the phone.
On Sunday, my daughter (age 6) found those videos, and was mesmerized.
The one that she loved the most was this –
She watched it repeatedly, and then wanted me to watch it with her.
I’m not sure whether she was fascinated by the gospel teachings, or the desire never to wear flip-flops again. 🙂 Either way, I really believe that media is a powerful tool that can be used to teach these children (that are in a media-saturated society) ideas and principles that can help guide them.
Now, if only I can find the movie – The Phone Call.