Two weeks ago we had the missionaries over for Family Home Evening. Even though they were told they were in charge of the lesson portion of FHE they gave me blank stares when I turned the time over to them. They were troopers though and came up with an awesome idea to reenact when Nephi and his brothers went back to get the brass plates. You can read the whole story HERE.
Apparently all my children are playing Nephi and the other two missionaries, Elder Morrison and Elder Metcalf are his brothers, Laman and Lemuel. In the first picture Elder Krieser is telling them that they have to go back to Jerusalem to get the plates of brass from the wicked King Laban.
When they get to Jerusalem the brothers decide on Laman going to King Laban to ask for the plates. Elder Tolley is King Laban, and I'm pretty sure the pillow on his head as his crown was his idea.
Of course King Laban says "No Way!" when Laman asks for the brass plates and sends his guards after him. That's a sweet picture with Elder Morrison jumping clear over that chair to escape Theo, the King's guard.
When Laman told his brothers about how King Laban turned him down they figured they had a lot of riches at their house and maybe they can bribe him with them. Here they are showing King Laban their precious things in hopes that he will give them the brass plates.
He says, you guess it, "No Way!" and sends his guards after them all and tells them to kill them all AND take their precious things.
The guards chase them out of the city, but are unsuccessful in killing them. Phew!
The Lord tells Nephi to try one more time and He would deliver King Laban into his hands. So obediently he returns to the city to find King Laban passed out drunk in the street. The Lord tells Nephi to slay him, Nephi is hesitant at first but then the Lord SAYS, "It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in disbelief." for the plates of brass was scripture that they needed to take with them on a long journey. So Nephi slays the wicked King Laban, with some mad pillow fighting skills, gets the plates and returns to his family in the wilderness.