Mutual Activity Ideas
Invite the bishop to come and explain what fast offerings are used for. You could watch the video In the Service of Your God about Humanitarian Services. Or read Bishop H. David Burton’s talk
“More Holiness Give Me” from general conference (Ensign, Nov. 2004, 98).
Make copies of the New Era survey on page 48 of this issue. Make sure each person has a copy. Fill them out. Ask a leader to mail them to the New Era.
Have a recently returned missionary bring a suitcase full of things he took and used on his mission. Have him explain each item, especially the unusual ones.
Personal Progress or Duty to God
Create your own Church library of pictures, poems, and stories. Use the Church magazines and manuals. Photocopy or cut out New Era posters, illustrations, poems, and stories that are meaningful to you and could be used in family home evening lessons or in class lessons. You could also group items that deal with similar themes such as the Young Women values.
Family Home Evening Idea
If you have younger brothers and sisters, use “recess” as a theme for a family home evening activity. Ask your parents to teach you some of the games they played as children. Teach them some of the games your siblings are playing now. Talk about staying physically fit and getting enough exercise.
Sunday Lesson Helps
In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in the May and November Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 23–26.
Young Women Manual 2
Lesson 23: Fasting Brings Blessings
Larry A. Hiller,
Lesson 24: Revelation in Our Daily Lives
Harold B. Lee,
Gerald N. Lund,
Lesson 25: The Law of Sacrifice
Alexandre Machado Vasconcelos,
S. Michael Wilcox,
Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2
Lesson 23: Practical Preparation for a Mission
The New Era
The New Era
Lesson 24: The Blessings of Work
Stephen B. Oveson,
Lesson 25: Personal Purity through Self-Discipline
M. Russell Ballard,
Jeffrey R. Holland,
Lesson 26: Worthy Thoughts