“Who You Are” Moana themed LDS Ministering Printable
It is June and summer has begun! In the words of Moana, the sea and all things summer are calling me! So I am sharing this Moana themed LDS ministering printable. Plus, we all need a reminder of who we are. The quote comes from a talk given to the Young Women by Elaine Dalton back in 2010 and the printable is perfect for mutual, but its message also applies to us Relief Society sisters.
To go with the quote from Elaine Dalton and a quote from Moana, I added a bag of taffy that looks like the Heart of Te Fiti.
You can get the Moana printable from Risa Rodil. She does a lot of really cool other fan art as well.
Moana Themed LDS Ministering Printable Download: PDF includes 4 to a sheet and 8.5×11 versions
I am guessing you have probably seen Moana, but just in case I’ll give a quick summary. In the movie, Te Fiti loses her heart when Maui steals it. She becomes angry and it changes how she acts and treats others. She becomes a little hard to live with. She goes from a loving mother goddess to a destructive, heartless Te Ka. Moana finds Te Fiti’s heart and returns it to her. But Te Fiti has forgotten who she is and only knows how to be angry and sad. Moana is able to calm her down and finally return her heart by reminding her who she is.
I have crossed the horizon to find you
I know your name
They have stolen the heart from inside you
But this does not define you
This is not who you are
You know who you are
…who you truly are
We all lose heart at times. Sometimes we lose heart because of the constant demands or the trials that surround us. Sometimes we get distracted from the things that nourish us and we get lost in the rush of life. Sometimes we lose heart because somebody has hurt us. I know that with the pressures of motherhood, I often lose heart. In fact, by the end of this summer I might resemble Ta Ka more than Te Fiti!
I don’t usually get emotional over Disney, but looking at it from this context, I have to admit that watching that clip from the movie made me a little teary. I love the words. I couldn’t help but think of the steps Christ has taken to find us. He knows our name – who we truly are. He knows that sin and the struggles of life have caused us to lose heart. He knows that we stumble, but this does not define us. We are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. We know who we are, sometimes we just need somebody to remind us.
I love Elaine Dalton’s reminder of who we are:
“Remember who you are! See yourself as our Heavenly Father sees you. You are elect. You are of noble birth. Don’t compromise your divine inheritance. You were born to be a queen.”
She goes on to say, “Remember, you are daughters of our Heavenly Father. He loves you so much that He sent His Son to show you the way to live, so that you could return to Him someday. I testify that as you draw close to the Savior, His infinite Atonement makes it possible for you to repent, to change, to be pure, and to receive His image in your countenance. His Atonement will enable you to be strong and courageous as you continue to raise your banner for virtue.”
And with that comes a promise, “And yes, we will continue to stand firm no matter what storms may rage around us because we know and testify that ‘it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that [we] must build [our] foundation …, a foundation whereon if [we] build [we] cannot fall.'”
If you ever lose heart, a bag full of taffy Te Fiti hearts is not going to cut it, but if we remember who we are and turn to the Savior, He can change us in ways we never thought possible.