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.
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.
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.
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.
Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.
Larry A. Hiller, “Fasting Is What?” New Era, Oct. 1989, 38.
Harold B. Lee, “Your Right to Revelation,” New Era, Mar. 2006, 18.
Gerald N. Lund, “Is It Revelation?” New Era, July 2004, 44.
Alexandre Machado Vasconcelos, “Soccer or Mission?” this issue, 18.
S. Michael Wilcox, “The Abrahamic Covenant,” Ensign, Jan. 1998, 42.
L. Tom Perry, “As Now We Take the Sacrament,” Ensign, May 2006, 39.
The New Era March 2007 special issue on mission preparation.
The New Era June 2000 special issue on serving a mission.
Sherrie Mackelprang, “What I Learned from Doing the Dishes,” this issue, 30.
Stephen B. Oveson, “Good Work,” New Era, Jan. 2007, 36.
To the Point (getting rid of inappropriate thoughts), New Era, Nov. 2005, 37.
Q&A (dirty jokes stick with me), New Era, Nov. 1995, 16.
Kenneth McKinney, “Rolling without Rock,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 14.