Mutual Activity Idea
Get involved in humanitarian service. Set up several tied quilts to be donated to a homeless shelter, or assemble some school kits for children. Take breaks by playing games you learned during recess at elementary school like hopscotch, jump rope, four-square, or jacks.
Personal Progress or Duty to God
If you feel a little like you could have sent in the question on
page 16, set a goal to learn a new skill. Learn to lead the singing; enlarge, color, and mount some of the illustrated stories in the Friend for use in Primary or in your family home evenings; interview your oldest relative and write a short history of his or her life; learn to take photos and do a photo history of a day in your life.
Family Home Evening Ideas
Read together the story
“Why I Believe” on page 38. Talk about what it means to fast and pray. Make a goal to fast and pray about something specific on the next fast Sunday. Decide together who or what you will be fasting for.
poster from the January 2005 issue of the New Era as an illustration to review the First Vision. Read together Joseph Smith—History 1:11–20 [JS—H 1:11–20]. Have each person tell what he or she has learned from the Prophet Joseph Smith as the young people did in the article on page 29.
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 16–20.
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Lesson 16: Temple Endowment
F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000, 20.
L. Aldin Porter, “Come to the Temple,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 8.
Lesson 17: Preparing to Attend the Temple
Howard W. Hunter,
“Baptisms for the Dead: What to Know Before You Go,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 34.
Lesson 18: Temple Marriage
The entire October 2004 issue of the New Era is dedicated to preparing for a temple marriage.
Lara Bangerter, “Man of My Dreams,” New Era, June 2001, 8.
Lesson 19: Heritage
Lesson 20: Understanding a Missionary’s Responsibilities
David B. Haight, “A Spiritual Adventure,” New Era, June 2000, 6.
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Lesson 16: Jesus Christ, the Life and Light of the World
Lesson 17: The Holy Ghost
F. Melvin Hammond, “A Remarkable Feeling,” New Era, June 2002, 38.
Q&A: “How can I tell inspiration from my own thoughts and feelings?” New Era, Apr. 2003, 16.
Lesson 18: Prayer
Poster: “Need to Talk?” New Era, May 2004, 19.
Amy Boylan, “Prayer in the A.M.” New Era, May 2004, 42.
Lesson 19: Fasting
Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.
Lesson 20: Tithing—A Spiritual Test
Kristi Linton, “Money Matters,” New Era, Sept. 2004, 34.