What’s in It for You

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“What’s in It for You,” New Era, Aug. 2003, 49

What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Ideas

  • Youth in Wilmington, Delaware, based their youth conference on historical events in their area (see page 12). If there are any historical sites close to home, arrange for a tour. Under the guidance of your bishop or youth leaders, you may want to ask an institute or seminary teacher to be your guide.

  • When it’s time to sign up for a new year of seminary, hold a seminary “pep rally” to get everyone excited about attending. You may want to have a short scripture chase or learn some scripture mastery scriptures together. Don’t forget to provide enrollment information, class times and locations, and driving directions. (See “Soaking up Seminary,” page 38.)

Service Project Idea

  • Have a hymnbook fix-up night under the direction of the ward music leader. Gather all the hymnbooks and use soft erasers to remove smudges or marks. Use book-mending tape to fix broken spines and torn pages. Ask someone to be prepared to give the history of a favorite hymn and sing it together.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • In “Recognizing Answers to Prayer” on page 4, Elder Richard G. Scott outlines three ways in which prayers are answered. Have family members identify an answer to prayer that they have received.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 29–33.

Young Women Manual 1

Lesson 29: The Second Coming
Ezra Taft Benson, “Five Marks of the Divinity of Jesus Christ,”Ensign, Dec. 2001, 8–15.
M. Russell Ballard, “‘When Shall These Things Be?’”Ensign, Dec. 1996, 56–61.

Lesson 30: Service
Shara Braithwaite, “Look What I Found,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 12–13.
Jana Pope, “Angel Unaware,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 46–48.
“Secret Service,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 27.

Lesson 31: Group Activities: A Basis for Wise Dating
Brad Wilcox, “Just Hanging Out,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 8–11.
Q&A, “Avoid dating the same person?” New Era, Sept. 2002, 16–19.
Ned B. Roueché, “Dancing Back to Church,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 12–14.

Lesson 32: Personal Purity through Self-Discipline
Katie Lea Brown, “Worth the Wait,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 46.
Neal A. Maxwell, “Reasons to Stay Pure,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 42–48.

Lesson 33: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences
“Danger Ahead!” New Era, Oct. 2002, 34–39.
Keith B. McMullin, “Are You a Saint?” New Era, Feb. 2003, 38–41.
Poster, “Keep Yourself Free,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 19.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1

Lesson 29: The Eternal Family
Special Issue: Family, New Era, June 2003.
Scott Bean, “The Truth about My Family,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 26–27.
“Home Improvement,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 40.

Lesson 30: The Plan of Salvation
Q&A, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” New Era, July 2003, 16–18.
Neal A. Maxwell, “I Am But a Lad,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 4–7.
Christoffel Golden Jr., “Our Father’s Plan,”Ensign, Nov. 2001, 30–31.

Lesson 31: Continue in Prayer and Fasting
Richard G. Scott, “Recognizing Answers to Prayer,” New Era, Aug. 2003, 4–8.
Benjamin C. Tyau, “Taking My Own Advice,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 8–9.
Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.

Lesson 32: Tithing
Spencer W. Kimball, “‘Will a Man Rob God?’” New Era, Mar. 2002, 42–45.
Q&A, “Pay tithing on mission money?” New Era, Mar. 2003, 16–18.

Lesson 33: Scripture Study
Suzanna L. Withers, “Tell My Teacher,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 34.
Jaime Weise Arnold, “Book of Mormon Story,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 26–28.
Poster, “Questions? Answers,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 19.