Read your lesson early. Then you can be looking for situations or stories from real life concerning the principles you are going to teach. It’s best to use stories your class can relate to. Preparing early also allows time for inspiration.
Read the article, “Room for Love,” on page 46. Ask your youth leaders to check with ward members to see if someone needs help fixing up a room. Your group could even offer to do a room makeover for a younger child. Plan carefully, and everyone can learn new carpentry or homemaking skills.
Read the article, “Something Better to Do,” on page 14. Ask the elders quorum president in your ward if you can be of service to someone who is moving into or out of the ward. Helping with a move is a good way to welcome newcomers or say good-bye to old friends.
Be sure to check the Idea List on page 12 for Personal Progress ideas.
Read the article on page 4, “Your Patriarchal Blessing,” by President James E. Faust. With your parents’ help, have your parents, your grandparents, or even your home teachers talk about when they received their patriarchal blessings. If appropriate, ask the bishop what you need to do to prepare to receive your patriarchal blessing.
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 46–49.
Young Women Manual 3
Lesson 46: Money Management
Kristi Linton, “Money Matters,” New Era, Sept. 2004, 34.
Elyssa Renee Andrus, “Fantastic Plastic,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 32.
Lesson 47: Messages of Latter-day Prophets
Robert Marcum, “The Guide,” New Era, Mar. 1990, 11.
Robert D. Hales, “What Think Ye of Christ?” New Era, Dec. 2004, 4.
Lois Zurligen Jorgensen, “Ten Things I Love about You,” New Era, Dec. 2003, 26.
Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3
Lesson 46: Effective Home Teaching
Caroline H. Benzley, “Watching over the Church,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 30.
Thomas S. Monson, “Home Teaching—a Divine Service,” New Era, Nov. 1998, 4.
Lesson 47: Honesty
Arianne B. Cope, “Crunch Time,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 26.
Lesson 48: Preparing to Serve through Education
Q&A: “I’m 18 and I just graduated. … What should I do with my life?” New Era, July 2005, 16.
Idea List: “How to Be a Better Student,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 25.
Lesson 49: We Have a Wonderful Legacy
R. Val Johnson, “You Have a Birthright,” this issue, 8.
“What Happened to Christ’s Church?” New Era, Feb. 2005, 8.
“What Had to Happen?” New Era, Mar. 2005, 8.
“The Restoration: Truth Comes Again,” New Era, Apr. 2005, 12.