What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Ideas

  • Have an activity where members of the ward can introduce the youth to different careers. Under the direction of the bishop and your youth leaders, invite several ward members to present some interesting facts or demonstrations about their careers, combined with some advice on educational courses that would help in their chosen fields.

  • As classes or quorums, read the article “Call Brett Now,” on page 28. Make a plan to call or contact each member of the class or quorum about Church meetings or activities. Include a plan for providing rides for those that need them.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

  • In an inexpensive notebook or on a piece of paper, record how you use your time each day for two weeks. Evaluate your choices and what you would like to change. Set some goals for using your time more wisely.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • Refer to the article, “To Run and Not be Weary,” on page 18. Read the Word of Wisdom in D&C 89, and talk about what kinds of exercise would improve the health of your family. Take a walk or jog together. Ride your bicycles, or play an active, outdoor game.

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 44–46.

Young Women Manual 1

Lesson 44: Using Time Wisely

Chris Crowe, “The Art of Juggling,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 26.

Poster: “Procrastination,” New Era, June 2006, 17.

To the Point: “Am I expected to read each book of scripture daily?” New Era, Aug. 2006, 30.

Lesson 45: The Value of Work

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” New Era, July 2000, 4.

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

Lesson 46: The Purpose and Value of Education

Roy D. Atkin, “I Wouldn’t Cheat,” New Era, this issue, 22.

Paul VanDenBerghe, “Michael Knows,” New Era, May 2006, 20.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1

Lesson 44: Becoming a Better Home Teacher

Thomas S. Monson, “Home Teaching—A Divine Service,” New Era, Nov. 1998, 4.

“A Home Teacher to the Prophet,” New Era, May 2005, 23.

Lesson 45: The Sacred Power of Procreation

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Personal Purity,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 4.

To the Point: “How do I know when what I’m feeling is love or lust?” New Era, Aug. 2006, 30.

Matthew and Janine Clarke, “Why Date?” New Era, Aug. 2006, 38.

Lesson 46: Decision Making

Wayne S. Peterson, “Decide Who You’ll Be,” New Era, May 2006, 40.

John H. Groberg, “Choose a Bright Future,” New Era, Sept. 2006, 38.