What’s in It for You
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“What’s in It for You,” New Era, June 2005, 49

What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity

  • The stakes in St. Louis, Missouri, have formed a youth choir (see “A Swingin’ Choir,” page 26). For one night, form your own choir. Arrange for an accompanist and a conductor. Learn one or two fun, lively songs. Be sure to include everyone, even those who say they can’t sing. It’s great fun just to get together and sing.

Service Project Suggestion

  • The author of the article, “What’s in a Name?” on page 24 learned the problems with defacing property. Under the direction of your leaders, see if the youth in your ward or branch can help clean up graffiti from a business or public area in your community. Make sure you check with the proper authorities first.

Family Home Evening Ideas

  • Read the article, “How to Talk to Your Parents,” on page 30. Ask one of your parents to read the article, “Talking with Teens,” on page 32 of the June 2005 Ensign. Share the family home evening lesson by taking turns presenting the information.

  • Read the article, “Know What We Believe,” on page 10. Have a contest among your family members about the subjects covered in the Articles of Faith. Make two identical cards for each article of faith, with the number and a short description. Mix up the 26 cards, and turn them face down on a flat surface. Take turns turning over two at a time. When a matching pair is uncovered, leave them face up until all the cards are turned over.

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 21–25.

Young Women Manual 3

Lesson 21: Learning to Share the Gospel

Spencer W. Kimball, “Know What We Believe,” this issue.

Q&A: “I love the gospel, but talking about it with others terrifies me. …” New Era, Feb. 2005, 16.

Lesson 22: Eternal Perspective

Q&A: “I have an inferiority complex. … What can I do to gain confidence?” New Era, Apr. 2005, 16.

Russell M. Nelson, “Next to the Angels,” New Era, Mar. 2005, 4.

Lesson 23: Overcoming Opposition

Brenda Williams, “My Horrible, Terrible Day,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 34.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Gift of the Holy Ghost,” New Era, Jan. 2005, 4.

Lesson 24: Agency

Rachel C. Murdock, “What’s in a Name?” this issue.

“Are You Saved by Grace or Works?” New Era, Mar. 2005, 38.

Lesson 25: Obedience

Shanna Butler, “How to Talk to Your Parents,” this issue.

Dee Jardine, “On Top of Old Mossy,” New Era, Mar. 2005, 26.

Kenneth Johnson, “The Proof Is in the Doing,” New Era, Mar. 2005, 42.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

Lesson 21: The Role of the Quorum

L. Lionel Kendrick, “The Quorum,” New Era, May 1993, 57.

Mervyn B. Arnold, “Strengthen Thy Brethren,”Ensign, May 2004, 46.

Lesson 22: Duties of Priests

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

Dallin H. Oaks, “Your Sacred Duty,” New Era, May 1999, 4.

Lesson 23: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

William D. Oswald, “President, I’m Ready for My Missionary Interview!” this issue.

Bruce R. McConkie, “Only an Elder,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 36.

Lesson 24: Follow the Prophet

Robert Marcum, “The Guide,” New Era, Mar. 1990, 10.

Keith Crockett, “Follow the Trail,” New Era, Mar. 2004, 42.

Lesson 25: Every Young Man Should Serve a Mission

Richard G. Scott, “Making Hard Decisions,” this issue.

Idea List: “Ready to Serve?” New Era, Feb. 2005, 15.