What’s in It for You
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“What’s in It for You,” New Era, Sept. 2004, 49

What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Ideas

  • Plan a musical activity. Read “Sing out Strong” on page 20 for encouragement. Ask the music specialist in your ward to suggest some songs, both fun and serious, to learn. Perform the best ones at a ward social or, if appropriate, in sacrament meeting.

  • Try the suggestion described in “Voice Lessons” on page 42. To prepare for the activity, arrange to have an audio copy of the previous general conference. You could post pictures of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles where everyone can see them. Play excerpts of each General Authority speaking in random order. See who can match voices with faces and names. Challenge the group to watch the upcoming conference and take notes on what is said.

Service Project Suggestion

• Contact the full-time or ward missionaries. Ask if you can arrange to supply them with several copies of the Book of Mormon to give away. Be sure to write your testimony inside each one. Read “The First Latter-day Missionary” on page 12 to understand more about the power of the Book of Mormon to convert.

Family Home Evening Idea

• Using the article, “Money Matters,” on page 34, review together the budgeting system outlined. Make enough photocopies of the blank forms so each family member has some. Have each person who earns money keep a record of his or her spending for a month. Then in family home evening a month later, using information based on the first month’s record of spending, plan budgets for the upcoming month.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign and Liahona), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 34–37.

Young Women Manual 2

Lesson 34 Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “Eight Ways God Can Speak to You,” this issue, 4.

Poster: “Lift Your Thoughts,” this issue, 19.

Lesson 35 Wise Choices

Jorge L. del Castillo, “The Gift and Guide,” this issue, 24.

Rosalyn Collings Eves, “What Was I Missing?” New Era, Apr. 2004, 42.

Lesson 36 Honesty

D. Rex Gerratt, “Finding a Fortune,” New Era, Sept. 2003, 8.

Sterling W. Sill, “The 10-Cent Solution,” New Era, Aug. 2003, 42.

Arianne B. Cope, “Crunch Time,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 26.

Lesson 37 Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living

Q&A: “… I think he might be more interested in me than in the gospel,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 16.

Brenda Burr, “The Best Date I Never Had,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 40.

Bruce C. Hafen, “The Gospel and Romantic Love,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 10.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Lesson 34 The Power of Example

Paul VanDenBerghe, “Cowboy with a Mission,” this issue, 26.

Jeremy Robertson, “The Sign on the Wall,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 30.

Adam C. Olson, “Standing on Faith,” New Era, June 2004, 20.

Lesson 35 Obeying, Honoring, and Sustaining the Law

Spencer V. Jones, “The Stench of Sin,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 26.

David O. McKay, “Dandy,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 10.

Poster: “Don’t Try Bending the Rules,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 19.

Lesson 36 In Everything Give Thanks

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Grateful,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 36.

Steven E. Snow, “We Thank Thee,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 12.

Lesson 37 Understanding Women’s Roles

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Daughters of the Almighty,” New Era, Nov. 2003, 4.

Janet Thomas, “The Playmaker,” New Era, Nov. 2003, 20.