What’s in It for You


Mutual Activity

• In preparation for an activity for your ward young women, read the article, “Your Next Step” on page 10. Have your Young Women leaders ask the Relief Society presidency when you can combine the Young Women activity with something the Relief Society is planning.

Service Project Suggestion

• If you’ve run out of ideas for service projects, check out the New Era special issue on service in March 1988. One article, “Nifty Ways to Serve Your Brother,” has almost a hundred suggestions. To read the list, go to www.lds.org. Click on Gospel Library, then under Church Publications select HTML. From here on, click on the boxes with the plus signs in front of the titles. Choose Magazines, then New Era. Click on 1988, then on March. Find FYI and click on the box. The article title is the last in the list. Click on the article title.

Family Home Evening Ideas

  • Read the article on page 30, “The Sign on the Wall.” As a family, decide on a saying or quote you could post on your wall that represents a message you would like to teach others. Make the sign, frame it, and hang it up.

  • For a really fun family home evening, ask your parents to dig out some of their favorite music they danced to as teenagers. You may have to do some advanced preparation to gather some old songs in a format that you can play on modern equipment. Have your parents teach you some of their favorite dance steps. If you need more inspiration, read “Why Dance?” on page 20.

Sunday Lesson Helps

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 30–33.

Young Women Manual 2

Lesson 30 Strengthening Testimony through Service

Connie Myers, “Friends in Room 102,” this issue.

LaRene Porter Gaunt, “Out of the Ashes,” New Era, May 2004, 20.

Lesson 31 The Law of the Land

Poster: “Don’t Try Bending the Rules,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 19.

David O. McKay, “Dandy,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 10.

Suzanne N. Owen, “Swim between the Flags,” New Era, Oct. 1994, 38.

Lesson 32 The Importance of Life

Poster: “Great Expectations?” this issue.

Adam C. Olson, “Standing on Faith,” New Era, June 2004, 20.

Lesson 33 The Sacred Power of Procreation

Neal A. Maxwell, “Reasons to Stay Pure,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 42.

Spencer W. Kimball, “Live for the Future,” New Era, Nov. 2002, 10.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Lesson 30 Charity

Connie Myers, “Friends in Room 102,” this issue.

Kirk J. Faulkner, “Out of the Mouth of Blake,” New Era, Feb. 2004, 8.

Lesson 31 Forgiveness

Spencer V. Jones, “The Stench of Sin,” this issue.

“Can I Be Forgiven,” New Era, Mar. 2000, 8.

Jay E. Jensen, “Do You Know How to Repent?” New Era, Nov. 1999, 4.

Lesson 32 Cultivating Gifts of the Spirit

Ronald T. Halverson, “The Heavens Rained,” this issue.

Gerald N. Lund, “Is It Revelation?” New Era, July 2004, 44.

Mel Jones, “The Man Upstairs,” New Era, July 2004, 42.

Lesson 33 Seek Ye Learning

Idea List: “Scripture Study Tips,” New Era, June 2004, 33.

Idea List: “Learning Matters,” New Era, Nov. 2002, 9.

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Smart,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 30.