Ask the bishop for the names of the older members of your ward. Match teens with these members as “adopted” grandparents. Plan at least one activity where the youth interview their “grandparent” and write up a brief life history. Hold a social evening where teens and “grandparents” sing some of the older members’ favorite songs or present highlights from their histories, perhaps in skits or in a quiz form.
Read the article, “I Was Hoping You’d Come,” on page 26. Ask the Young Men to tell about their experiences in taking the sacrament to shut-ins. Under the direction of the bishop, assign each shut-in to a quorum or class, and make plans to visit or serve them as appropriate. Your quorum or class could dedicate the next fast Sunday to fasting and praying concerning the people you have been assigned.
• When looking for ways to serve your community, check with your local public library. Could you help out with their used book sales? Or perhaps you could offer your services in book repair or cleaning books or shelves.
• Read as a family the article, “Out of the Ashes,” on page 20. Discuss and plan escape routes from every room in your house. Practice using emergency ladders, especially if children may have to use them without an adult helping. Take photos of what is in every room, but be sure to keep the photos somewhere other than in your home. Gather items for an emergency kit to be kept in each car.
In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign and Liahona), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 18–21.
Young Women Manual 2
Lesson 18 A Heritage of Righteous Traditions
Ryan Carr, “Making Monday Memories,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 20.
D. Lee Tobler, “Homegrown Happiness,” New Era, Feb. 2004, 10.
Q&A: “… Do I need to keep a journal?” New Era, Sept. 2003, 16.
Lesson 19 Preparing to Teach Others
Idea List: “Open Your Mouth,” New Era, July 2003, 29.
Lesson 20 Sharing the Gospel
Q&A: “… when friends ask about the Church but only want to debate?” New Era, Mar. 2004, 16.
Kersten Campbell, “Who’s Telling the Truth?” New Era, Feb. 2004, 42.
Stefania Postiglione, “Con Amore,” New Era, Sept. 2003, 26.
Lesson 21 Sustaining Missionaries through Letters
Dallas H. and Marjorie Bradford, “Helping from Home,”Ensign, July 2003, 48.
Lois Zurligen Jorgensen, “Ten Things I Love about You,” New Era, Dec. 2003, 26.
Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2
Lesson 18 Duties of a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood
John L. Haueter, “Junior Companion,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 36.
Thomas S. Monson, “Home Teaching—a Divine Service,” New Era, Nov. 1998, 4.
Lesson 19 A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit
Name Withheld, “I Was the 100th Sheep,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 8.
Poster: “Heart Broken?” New Era, Feb. 2004, 19.
Q&A: “… how do I know if I’ve really been forgiven?” New Era, Feb. 2003, 16.
Lesson 20 Administering the Sacrament
John W. Yardley, “Happiness Every Week,” this issue, 12.
Britton Roney, “I Was Hoping You’d Come,” this issue, 26.
Lesson 21 Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood
Q&A: “How can I best prepare to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood?” New Era, Oct. 2003, 16.
Bruce R. McConkie, “Only an Elder,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 36.