Check out the article “Tornadoes, Typhoons, and War Stories,” on page 10. Consider organizing the youth and doing a similar project with the older members of the ward. They might even interview the former bishoprics that have served in the ward and create a ward history.
Show the poster on page 17 to each class. Plan some activities that will be of particular interest to young people who are not attending Mutual regularly. Make invitations and hand them out or create a calling tree where one person calls another until everyone is contacted about where to meet and what is planned.
Do members of your extended family need your help? Spend your family home evening running errands, cleaning, or doing yard work for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or cousins whose circumstances make it difficult for them to do these things for themselves.
In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 31–35.
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Lesson 31: Group Activities: A Basis for Wise Dating
Boyd K. Packer, “You’re in the Driver’s Seat,” New Era, June 2004, 4.
Idea List: “Great Group Dates,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 33.
Lesson 32: Personal Purity through Self-discipline
Gillian Campbell, “Away from the Edge,” New Era, Mar. 2006, 12.
Aubree Nielsen, “Running on Faith,” New Era, Jan. 2006, 42.
Cecil O. Samuelson, “What Does It Mean to Be Perfect?” New Era, Jan. 2006, 10.
Lesson 33: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences
“Who’s It Hurting?” New Era, Jan. 2006, 34.
Stephen F. Powell, “Game Over,” New Era, Aug. 2005, 26.
Lesson 34: Worthy Thoughts
Kenneth McKinney, “Rolling without Rock,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 14.
Poster: “Some Music Can Hurt You,” New Era, Mar. 2005, 19.
To the Point: “How do I get rid of inappropriate thoughts?” New Era, Nov. 2005, 36.
Lesson 35: Living Righteously amid Pressures
Sherilyn Farnes, “Do You Want to Copy My Homework?” this issue, 6.
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Lesson 31: Continue in Prayer and Fasting
Matthew Holland, “Wrong Roads and Revelation,” New Era, July 2005, 26.
Bremen Leak, “Lost in a Whiteout,” New Era, Feb. 2006, 24.
Lesson 32: Tithing
Poster: “Ten Percent Plus All Your Heart,” New Era, Dec. 2005, 19.
Spencer W. Kimball, “Will a Man Rob God?” New Era, Mar. 2002, 42.
Lesson 33: Scripture Study
Idea List: “Creative Scripture Study,” New Era, May 2006, 15.
Lesson 34: Obedience
Poster: “Don’t Try Bending the Rules,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 19.
W. Rolfe Kerr, “Twice Rescued,” New Era, Feb. 2006, 20.
Lesson 35: The Sacrament
John W. Yardley, “Happiness Every Week,” New Era, May 2004, 12.
Ron Frandsen, “Passing Up Passing the Sacrament,” New Era, May 2006, 30.