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Grace and Generosity

We receive God’s love and share that love with everyone.

1 John 4:10
Doctrine and Covenants 163:9

“G*E*N*E*R*O*S*I*T*Y” by Janné Grover
“A Disciple’s Response” by Janné Grover
“As God Is Joy” CCS #366

Bread for All

Bread is a staple food in most cultures. As you eat a piece of bread think about the following scripture: “I [the Lord] would feed you with the finest of the wheat; and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you”—Psalm 81:16.

Sometimes we offer our leftovers or unwanted items to people in need. Should we offer others the “finest of wheat” as God did? How can we give so that others may have the bread and other food they need? Sing together “Kum Ba Yah.”

Verse 1: People hunger, Lord, Kum Ba Yah
Verse 2: Help us feed them, Lord, Kum Ba Yah
Verse 3: Hear our prayer, O Lord, Kum Ba Yah
Verse 4: Kum Ba Yah, my Lord, Kum Ba Yah

—Adapted from Lord, Make Us Hungry (Bread for the World, Worship Aids II)

Keywords: scripture study, food, bread, hungry or hunger, camp song

True Capacity

Doctrine and Covenants 163:9 teaches that faithful disciples give according to their “true capacity.” To demonstrate the idea of capacity, use a pitcher, glass, and water. Pour the glass half-full of water. Now fill the glass to the top. These are different amounts of capacity. Capacity is how much is given of your time, talent, and treasure.

Have children divide a piece of paper into three sections and title one “time,” one “talent,” and the last section “treasure.” Say: write or draw a picture of what you have in each section: what talents do you have, how much time do you have (after sleeping, going to school, practicing a sport or instrument). Write how much treasure you have.
Looking at your time, talent, and treasure, think about what your true capacity is? What can you give and share with others of your time, talent and treasure? God wants you to give with your whole heart, to give what you feel best about giving, but not so much that it might hurt you. Make a plan for what you can give of your time, talent, and treasure.

Keywords: true capacity, time, talent, treasure, generosity, give, grace