What’s in It for You


Mutual Activity Ideas

  • Read “Watching over the Church” on page 30. As a Young Women class, ask your bishop if there is anything you can do to assist the teachers quorum, such as washing and ironing the sacrament cloths or baking the bread used in the sacrament.

  • Have a New Era quiz. Prepare by telling everyone the week before to read the latest two issues and come ready to answer questions. Gather in a circle. Start by tossing a soft ball to someone in the circle. The one who catches the ball answers the question. Those with wrong answers are eliminated. Continue like musical chairs until only one person is left.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

  • Read the Q&A on page 16 about overcoming the fear of teaching the gospel. If permitted, offer to go on exchanges with the full-time missionaries to see how they share the gospel.

Family Home Evening Ideas

  • Even though you may not be into lifting weights, as the Brown family does in “True Strength” on page 20, suggest having a night of fitness. Figure out some exercise routines you can do at home. Or measure a distance around your neighborhood and challenge your family to make the walk every day for a month.

  • Have each family member take the scripture quiz on page 38. Have each family member share his or her favorite verse of scripture.

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 6–10.

Young Women Manual 3

Lesson 6 A Woman’s Responsibility to Teach

James E. Faust, “Ten Ways to Make a Difference,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 4.

M. Russell Ballard, “The Divine Touch,” New Era, Dec. 2004, 42.

Lesson 7 Our Purpose in Life

Christoffel Golden Jr., “You’ll Be Tested and Taught,” this issue, 42.

Bruce R. McConkie, “All the Light and Truth,” New Era, Jan. 2004, 42.

Lesson 8 Eternal Families

Special issue on families, New Era, June 2003.

Lesson 9 Encouraging Family Unity

Shanna Butler, “True Strength,” this issue, 20.

Brett M. Condon, “Murmuring and Mowing,” New Era, July 2004, 8.

Q&A: “… How can I let them know I love them without saying it?” New Era, Nov. 2004, 16.

Lesson 10 Encouraging Enjoyable Family Activities

Q&A: “What can I do to stay close to my dad … ?” New Era, Feb. 2004, 16.

Ryan Carr, “Making Monday Memories,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 20.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

Lesson 6 The Fall of Adam

Q&A: “Why doesn’t the Church make a list telling me exactly what I can and can’t do?” New Era, Aug. 2003, 16.

Lesson 7 The Atonement Brings Victory over Death and Hell

Spencer V. Jones, “The Stench of Sin,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 26.

Chad Morris, “Coming Up Short,” New Era, Sept. 2003, 10.

Tricia Hardcastle, “Worth Loving,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 37.

Lesson 8 The Resurrection and Judgment

Ezra Taft Benson, “The Greatest Event in History,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 44.

Lisa Ann Jackson, “King of Kings,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 8.

Lesson 9 Justice and Mercy

Stephen E. Robinson, “Believing Christ,” New Era, Apr. 1994, 46.

Melissa Ransom, “Amazed,” New Era, Jul. 1998, 9.

Lesson 10 A Mighty Change

Q&A: “… I made fun of the Church. How can I show them I was wrong?” New Era, July 2004, 16.

“I Was the 100th Sheep,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 8.