Look for ways to serve those in need, but as King Benjamin advised, “See that all these things are done in wisdom and order” (Mosiah 4:27). Call local shelters or service organizations and see if there is a specific need your Mutual can help fill. For example, one ward found out there was a need for towels at a shelter, so they called local hotels that were willing to donate excess towels.
Take two oranges, one peeled and the other unpeeled. Drop them into a clear pitcher of water. The peeled orange will sink while the unpeeled one will float. Talk about how the peel, which can be compared to keeping high standards or values, will serve as a protection and a shield.
Before beginning the lesson portion of your family home evening, organize your family by assigning each person a room or area to straighten or clean. Set a timer or mark the time on a clock. At the start signal, each person works as hard and as fast as he or she can. At the end of the time, perhaps 10 minutes, stop and admire how much was accomplished by working together as a family on a goal that benefits everyone.
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 1–6.
Poster: “Come Unto Me,” New Era, Oct. 2006, 17.
William Kim Rawlinson, “The Source,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 37.
Summer Barrick, “It Mattered to Me,” New Era, June 2006, 38.
Angela Woods Anderson, “The Gift of Tagalog,” New Era, Jan. 2006, 38.
Sally Johnson Odekirk, “Putting the Puzzle Together,” New Era, Nov. 2006, 18.
L. Aldin Porter, “Come to the Temple,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 8.
Greg Burgoyne, “Surfing the No-Swim Zone,” New Era, Aug. 2006, 8.
April Anderson, “Chicken Bones,” New Era, Aug. 2005, 19.
Q&A (People doing wrong seem to be having fun), this issue, 14.
Janet Thomas, “The Family Secret,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 36.
Gordon B. Hinckley, “Love at Home,” New Era, Oct. 1999, 4.
Brett M. Condon, “Murmuring and Mowing,” New Era, July 2004, 8.
Stephen B. Oveson, “Good Work,” New Era, this issue, 36.
Hugh W. Pinnock, “Your Personal Checklist,” New Era, July 1995, 4.
Wayne S. Peterson, “Decide Who You’ll Be,” New Era, May 2006, 40.
Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,” New Era, July 2005, 10.
“Charting the Plan,” New Era, July 2006, 33.
Kirk Sheldon Wilkinson, “My Brother,” New Era, Jan. 1996, 12.
Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Gift of the Holy Ghost,” New Era, Jan. 2005, 4.
Tyler C. Burch, “Call Brett Now,” New Era, Oct. 2006, 28.
Shirley Bock Testi, “The What-If Question,” New Era, Nov. 2003, 40.
Poster: “You’re Never Big Enough,” New Era, Mar. 2006, 17.
George Brewer, “Wood for the Widows,” New Era, Dec. 2005, 36.
Nancy Checketts, “Caroling with Chrslyn,” New Era, Dec. 2005, 26.