6A Slide Design Project

Talk, Presenter, Date delivered: “Like a Watered Garden” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland published in the January 2002 Liahona

Talk URL:

Speaker’s Outline
“Like a Watered Garden”
By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
I. We should pay tithes and offerings as a personal expression of love to our Father in Heaven. (beautiful garden)

II. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “the stone … cut out of the mountain without hands.” The Church is growing at an accelerated rate. This growth has included extending the priesthood to all worthy males of appropriate age, the publication of our scriptures in nearly 100 languages, and the Perpetual Education Fund. (Daniel and King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream)

A. A few years ago, the Church stopped placing any special assessments or other fund-raising obligations upon the members of the Church at home or abroad. It now relies solely on tithes and offerings to fund the needs of the Church. Here are five reasons why all of us should faithfully pay our tithes and offerings. (tithing coins)
1. It is important for our children and grandchildren to understanding how their temples, chapels, seminaries, and socials are provided. They need to attend tithing settlement each year. (temple) (tithing settlement)
2. Pay your tithing to rightfully claim the blessings promised those who do so. (Clouds with sun rays bursting through)
3. Pay your tithing as a declaration that possession of material goods and the accumulation of worldly wealth are not the uppermost goals of your existence. Give freely, trustingly, and generously. (widow’s mite)
4. Pay your tithes and offerings out of honesty and integrity because they are God’s rightful due. “Will a man rob God?” (scriptures Malachi 3:8)
5. Pay tithes and offerings as a personal expression of love to a generous and merciful Father in Heaven. For every one of us the gospel has broken forth as the light of the morning, driving back the darkness of ignorance and sorrow, fear and despair. (moon seen through a heart)
B. God’s loving goodness has made our lives, rich or poor, near or far, “like a watered garden, … [from] a spring of water … [that faileth] not.”

Message: Tithing is one of the principles of the gospel. It is evidence of our love for the Lord.
Audience: All members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
What I did: I found this talk by Elder Holland and figured out the type of pictures I would need. Then I went looking for quality photographs. When I found what I wanted, I started working on the design. I came up with some ideas and thought I would use a split complementary color scheme of purple, blue, and yellow, but I didn’t like how it looked. Finally I decided on a monochromatic yellow color scheme with a black background and yellow text and picture outlines. I liked how it turned out. Here is the sketch I made:Slide Sketch 001
Critique: Lisa Hauck Wilkinson commented: Very nice. Is it possible for you to make all the pictures the exact same size instead of different sizes from slide to side? Shelley Guthrie Tiffany said: I like the contrast of the black background with the colorful images. I suggest varying the position of your sidebars/text areas, from left sometimes to right sometimes. I also think the original font would look nice throughout, rather than varying the font. I feel like the list on the last slide is kind of busy. Might detract focus from speaker. Overall, this is a very sleek design. Nice job! Sister Larson also suggested keeping the font the same from slide to slide, centering the pictures horizontally, aligning the words with the pictures, and getting rid of the busy last slide. I made the pictures as close as I could to all being the same size. I thought that was a great idea. When I was re-doing a couple of the slides, I didn’t realized I hadn’t changed the font to the one I was using for the project. I corrected that and was grateful to the people who caught it. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees! I tried alternating the slides with the pictures on opposite sides and liked it, so I made that correction. I centered the pictures horizontally, and they looked so much better! I went through each slide, drew lines, and made sure each title was centered with the top of the picture. I deleted the last slide. Somehow I thought we were supposed to have a short summary slide at the end to reinforce the points from the talk. But that could actually have been from another class. Just call me Dory! I’m so appreciative of all the great ideas for improving my project. Thanks!
Font Name: Kingthings Exeter for both title and body copy
Category: Decorative
Photo URL’s:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4HWu3SX6qLE/UeAWp_ccHMI/AAAAAAAAGgc/iat5zBdOoO4/s1600/Colours+of+early+summer+in+the+middle+garden. jpg
Daniel and the Stone
https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/category/old-testament-all-gospel-art?lang=eng. jpg
Tithing w/ gold background
https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/10589/tithing-one-tenth_1180436_inl. jpg
San Diego temple
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/San_Diego_LDS_Temple,_twilight. jpg
Tithing settlement
http://ldstalk.com/wp-content/images/mormon-beliefs/mormon-bishop-interviews. jpg
Sun bursting through clouds
http://hdrworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Light-Bursting-from-CloudsSunrays-Beam-of-Light-Clouds. jpg
Sandra Rast Widow’s Mite
http://sandrarastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/paintings/Widow’s%20Mite-732×1024. jpg
Malachi 3:8
Personal photograph taken by Nancy Wells
Moon in Heart
http://40.media.tumblr.com/8f036479eabe4acb28ec07334c84aec2/tumblr_o0hdwjuiVu1skif5do1_500. jpg

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