What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Idea

  • 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.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

  • After reading President Gordon B. Hinckley’s words on service (page 2), think about people in your life who could use your help. Add a request in your prayers for guidance about who or where your service is needed. Listen for the promptings of the Holy Ghost in answer to your prayers.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • 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.

Sunday Lesson Helps

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.

Young Women Manual 1

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

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Bright as the Sun,” New Era, June 2006, 2.

Sherilyn Farnes, “Do You Want to Copy My Homework?” this issue, 6.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1

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.

David A. Bednar, “Because We Have Them before Our Eyes,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 2.

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.