Youth in Wilmington, Delaware, based their youth conference on historical events in their area (see page 12). If there are any historical sites close to home, arrange for a tour. Under the guidance of your bishop or youth leaders, you may want to ask an institute or seminary teacher to be your guide.
When it’s time to sign up for a new year of seminary, hold a seminary “pep rally” to get everyone excited about attending. You may want to have a short scripture chase or learn some scripture mastery scriptures together. Don’t forget to provide enrollment information, class times and locations, and driving directions. (See “Soaking up Seminary,” page 38.)
Have a hymnbook fix-up night under the direction of the ward music leader. Gather all the hymnbooks and use soft erasers to remove smudges or marks. Use book-mending tape to fix broken spines and torn pages. Ask someone to be prepared to give the history of a favorite hymn and sing it together.
In “Recognizing Answers to Prayer” on page 4, Elder Richard G. Scott outlines three ways in which prayers are answered. Have family members identify an answer to prayer that they have received.
In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 29–33.
Young Women Manual 1
Lesson 31: Group Activities: A Basis for Wise Dating
Brad Wilcox, “Just Hanging Out,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 8–11.
Q&A, “Avoid dating the same person?” New Era, Sept. 2002, 16–19.
Ned B. Roueché, “Dancing Back to Church,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 12–14.
Lesson 33: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences
“Danger Ahead!” New Era, Oct. 2002, 34–39.
Keith B. McMullin, “Are You a Saint?” New Era, Feb. 2003, 38–41.
Poster, “Keep Yourself Free,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 19.
Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1
Lesson 30: The Plan of Salvation
Q&A, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” New Era, July 2003, 16–18.
Neal A. Maxwell, “I Am But a Lad,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 4–7.
Christoffel Golden Jr., “Our Father’s Plan,”Ensign, Nov. 2001, 30–31.
Lesson 31: Continue in Prayer and Fasting
Richard G. Scott, “Recognizing Answers to Prayer,” New Era, Aug. 2003, 4–8.
Benjamin C. Tyau, “Taking My Own Advice,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 8–9.
Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.
Lesson 33: Scripture Study
Suzanna L. Withers, “Tell My Teacher,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 34.
Jaime Weise Arnold, “Book of Mormon Story,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 26–28.
Poster, “Questions? Answers,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 19.