What’s in It for You


Personal Progress or Duty to God

• Read D&C 20:38–67 and make a chart listing the duties of the deacons, teachers, and priests in the Aaronic Priesthood as explained in these scriptures. (See page 31 of this issue for a quiz.) Be aware of ways you can help Aaronic Priesthood members fulfill their duties.

Mutual Activity Idea

• Organize a service project and include your nonmember friends. Also include them in the planning. You might look to the community as a focus for your service.

• For a joint activity, invite the priest serving as the first assistant to the bishop to read aloud “A Note to the Good Guys” on page 22. Have everybody add to the list of things they have noticed about boys who make good choices. Invite the Laurel president to read “A Note to the Good Girls” and again add to the list. You might also invite the bishop or another ward leader to give some concluding remarks about the importance of good choices.

Family Home Evening Idea

• To answer President Henry B. Eyring’s question “Why the Book of Mormon?” on page 6, have your family read together the title page of the Book of Mormon and the first three paragraphs of the Introduction. Then read together 2 Nephi 25:26. And finally, read the whole chapter of 3 Nephi 11. If you have young children in your family, use art or illustration when you read in 3 Nephi about Christ’s appearance in the New World.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (online at www.lds.org/gospellibrary, in the Shortcuts section), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these resources helpful in enhancing lessons 20–24.

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Lesson 20: Understanding a Missionary’s Responsibilities

The March 2007 issue is a special issue on missionary work.

Lesson 21: Learning to Share the Gospel

Chris Larson, “A Friendly Invitation,” New Era, Apr. 2007, 41.

Gretchen Stone, “They Brought Me Back,” New Era, Mar. 2008, 34.

Lesson 22: Eternal Perspective

“Charting the Plan,” New Era, July 2006, 33.

John Bytheway, “Three Little Questions,” New Era, July 2006, 30.

Q&A (learning from my patriarchal blessing), New Era, May 2007, 14.

Lesson 23: Overcoming Opposition

Juliann Brown, “Why Me?” New Era, Jan. 2006, 43.

David A. Edwards, “Face Trials with Smiles,” New Era, Feb. 2008, 18.

Cristoffel Golden Jr., “You’ll Be Tested and Taught,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 42.

Lesson 24: Agency

Q&A (rules versus agency), New Era, Nov. 2007, 14.

Poster: “Choose,” New Era, June 2007, 19.

Kjerstin Wittwer and Rhett Wilkinson, “Notes to the Good Guys and Girls,” New Era, this issue, 22.

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Lesson 20: Tithing—A Spiritual Test

“Tithing and Other Offerings,” New Era, Apr. 2007, 46.

H. Bryan Richards, “The Windows of Heaven,” New Era, Apr. 2007, 42.

“Where Do Fast Offerings Go?” New Era, this issue, 32.

Lesson 21: The Role of the Quorum

Carlos Wilmer Mendoza Vasquez, “The Least of the Leaders?” New Era, Jan. 2008, 32.

Richard M. Romney, “We Are!” New Era, this issue, 26.

Lesson 22: Duties of Priests

Don Searle, “We Stick Together,” New Era, Mar. 2005, 20.

Adam C. Olson, “Having Been Commissioned … ,” New Era, May 2004, 28.

Lesson 23: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Be Ready and Worthy,” New Era, May 2006, 2.

Janet Thomas, “Leading and Learning,” New Era, this issue, 18.

What Joseph Taught: “The Everlasting Priesthood,” New Era, this issue, 13.

Lesson 24: Follow the Prophet

Jade Swartzberg, “A Prophet on the Earth,” New Era, Dec. 2007, 6.

Robert Marcum, “The Guide,” New Era, Mar. 1990, 11.