Monday, February 23, 2009

Katelund's Missionary Experience/Blunder

We've been teaching the girls the Articles of Faith. They know the first one really well and they are getting pretty good at the second one. After FHE tonight, we ran to the store to get a missing ingredient for our treat. Kate had to go to the bathroom (of course). So we went. Katelund decided to practice her Articles of Faith while she was sitting on the toilet. She starts singing the second one (the girls love the tune, especially when it goes really high on "believe"). But, she got a little mixed up and instead of singing "We believe that men will be punished for their own sins.....", she sang...."We believe that God will be punished for His own sins..." Of course I immediately corrected her and explained how God is perfect and does not sin. But the funny thing about the whole scenario was that there was a lady in one of the other stalls. I can only imagine what she was thinking when she heard the very incorrect version of the song. In order to teach correct doctrine, I then had Katelund recite both the first and second Articles of Faith. Who'd have thunk that teaching our girls the Articles of Faith would bring us so many missionary opportunities. :)

{ETA: For those of you who have no idea what an Article of Faith is; there are 13 of them and they are basically a description of our beliefs. The first one is...."We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." The second one is..."We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression."}

3 comments:

MommyJ said...

So so cute... I remember when we were teaching our kids number four, and one of the kids said, "baptism by emergency..." (instead of immersion) and the laying on of pants... instead of laying on of hands..

I bet the high note believe was adorable. :)

Staceroo said...

So yeah . . . I bet you never thought that teaching your kids the articles of faith would lead to missionary experiences in a public restroom. The Lord works in mysterious ways . . . :)

Carrie said...

Katelund is so awesome! Children are not afraid to sing it to the world are they? I love it! You are a great mom! And by the way I love the new background!

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