Lesson 18: Covenanters – National Revolution Without Warfare (For Our Day)

Set the Course

Embark on the Journey

Monthly “I Am a Latter-day Nephite” Theme!

I will humbly repent and turn my heart to my Nephite, Israelite, and Patriarchal forefathers.

Remember: While you absolutely may do every activity suggested if you would like, it is certainly not needed, nor are you limited by the ideas given here. Choose one or more that will work with your learning style, available time, or the group that you are working with. Even if you are an adult, don’t hesitate to choose an activity originally aimed at children—those can be the most fun!

Feel free to run with any other ideas that come to your mind! Allow the Lord to guide you in choosing the best activities for you. The ultimate goal is to engage with the material and become a “doer of the word.”

  • If this is your first week here, welcome! Please review our Welcome & How to Join the Quest” for some helpful information on how to use this resource. You may also want to check out the Embark on the Journey section of Lesson 1 for some activities that will be helpful in getting you started on this quest. In particular, you’ll want a journal, and perhaps the “I Am a Latter-day Nephite” resolution and a fun Book of Mormon reading chart. Just start where you are in the year—don’t feel like you have to backtrack and do every lesson, but grab these helpful tools and you’ll be good to go from here!
  • If you choose to download or purchase a designed cardstock version of the “I’m a Latter-day Nephite” resolution, you may want to post it where you will see it every day—on the fridge or your mirror, for example. Ponder on this month’s statement “I will humbly repent and turn my heart to my Nephite, Israelite, and Patriarchal forefathers.”
  • Whether you have Scottish heritage or not, the heritage of Israelite covenants runs in the veins of each of us. In your journal, reflect on what covenants mean to you. How committed are you to upholding your covenants? If you could suddenly not practice your religion, how would you respond? 
  • Do you know of anyone in your family tree who stood strong in the face of oppression? Share their story with your children, a friend, or on social media.
  • Scottish Covenanter Day is February 28 each year. You can celebrate a belated Scottish Covenanter Day this year or make plans to celebrate next year. Visit the Passing Down the Faith blog for some information on symbols, the Covenanter flag, and red scarves. You could make some Scottish food, decorate your home with tartan plaid, make your own family flag, and watch and discuss the history of the Covenanters.
  • Explore the resources on the FamilySearch Scotland blog. See if you have Scottish heritage, and explore Scottish myths and legends, important people, Highland games, Scottish sayings and more!

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All Hands on Deck

  • Pray each morning this week for the Lord to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts on the Book of Mormon and/or what you’ve learned this week with someone. 
  • Join the For Our Day community on social media for uplifting shareable content, ideas on how to implement For Our Day in your home and classes, and to connect with others on the journey. You can find us here: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Share the story of Scottish Covenanters on social media. You could include pictures of your own Scottish Covenanter Day celebrations as well! Be sure to tag us #ForOurDay so we can see what you’re doing!

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