“The power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves” (D&C 58:28).
The outlines in this unit will help the young women understand the importance of becoming spiritually and temporally self-reliant. Although they are in their youth, these young women have been blessed with the gift of agency, and they are learning how to set their own course and find answers to their own problems in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The more self-reliant they become, the more freedom they will enjoy. They will be better prepared to serve the Lord, strengthen their families, and fulfill their future roles as wives and mothers.
Outlines to choose from this month:
- What does it mean to be self-reliant?
- Why is it important for me to gain an education and develop skills?
- Why is work an important gospel principle?
- Why does the Lord want me to be healthy?
- What is the Lord’s way for providing for the poor and needy?
- How can I find solutions to my challenges and problems?
Consider how you can plan activities that connect with what the youth are learning. A youth activities site is available to assist you. Many of the learning activities in these outlines could also serve as effective Mutual activities. Work with class presidencies to select and plan appropriate activities that reinforce what the young women learn on Sunday.
The following activities from Personal Progress relate to the lessons in this unit:
- Divine Nature value projects 1 and 4
- Individual Worth value experience 4, value projects 3 and 5
- Knowledge value experiences or value projects
- Choice and Accountability value experiences 1 and 7, value project 5
- Good Works value experience 6
For the Strength of Youth
The following standards from For the Strength of Youth relate to the lessons in this unit: