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

What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity

  • Try your hand at writing poetry. Divide into groups of 8 or 10. Start by giving each person a piece of paper and pencil. Have each person write a single line about any subject. Hand each paper to the next person. Have that person write the second line, then fold the paper so the top line is covered but the second line can still be read. Pass to the next person who writes the next line. Continue folding the paper so only the last line written is exposed. Keep passing the paper until everyone has a chance to write on each paper. The passing ends when each paper returns to the original owner. Unfold and read the “poems” aloud.

    End the activity by reading several good poems. The inside back cover of past issues of the New Era can be a source.

Service Project Suggestion

  • Under the direction of your ward or branch leaders, check with the full-time missionaries serving in your area. See if they know of some needs for service that the youth in your ward or branch could fulfill.

Family Home Evening Ideas

  • Does your family play too many video games? Read “Game Over” on page 26. Discuss ways to keep video game playing under control. Make a family resolution to avoid games that bring out bad feelings or behavior.

  • Use the poster on page 9 as a visual aid. Have each family member tell one of his or her favorite stories from the Book of Mormon. If young children are in your family, perhaps you can help them act out an incident from the Book of Mormon.

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 31–35.

Young Women Manual 3

Lesson 31: Service in the Church

Wilson Arley Ocampo, “599 Baptisms,” this issue, 10.

Q&A: “Help! I’ve just been called to be the president of my Mia Maid class. … How do I handle this new calling?” New Era, Aug. 2000, 16.

Lesson 32: Service in the Community

Shanna Butler and Ryan Carr, “Called 2 Serve,” this issue, 20.

Megan Willis, “Service with a Wink,” New Era, Jan. 2005, 26.

Lacey McMurry, “Think Big,” New Era, Dec. 2004, 12.

Lesson 33: Each Person Is Divine and Eternal

Q&A: “… Since I’m not as smart or good-looking or talented as everybody else, what can I do to gain confidence and feel better?” New Era, Apr. 2005, 16.

Poster: “Be Loyal to the Royal Within,” New Era, Nov. 2004, 19.

Lesson 34: Avoiding Dishonesty

April Anderson, “Chicken Bones,” this issue, 19.

Howard W. Hunter, “Be Honest with Yourself,” New Era, July 2003, 36.

Lesson 35: Dating Decisions

Thomas S. Monson, “Whom Shall I Marry?” New Era, Oct. 2004, 4.

Susan W. Tanner, “Make Dating Smooth Sailing,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 28.

Name Withheld, “Courting Disaster,” New Era, Feb. 1998, 34.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

Lesson 31: Choosing an Eternal Companion

Thomas S. Monson, “Whom Shall I Marry?” New Era, Oct. 2004, 4.

Brad Wilcox, “Just Hanging Out,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 8.

“The Do’s of Dating,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 15.

Lesson 32: Preparing for the Temple Endowment

L. Aldin Porter, “Come to the Temple,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 8.

F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000, 20.

Lesson 33: Celestial Marriage—A Preparation for Eternity

The entire October 2004 New Era special issue is on preparing for temple marriage.

Q&A: “My parents were married in the temple, but now they’re divorced. …” New Era, July 1994, 16.

Lesson 34: Obedience

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Right to Choose the Right,” this issue, 4.

Richard Moore, “My Trust Fund,” New Era, Oct. 1999, 34.

Lesson 35: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Kirk Sheldon Wilkinson, “My Brother,” New Era, Jan. 1996, 12.

Stephen E. Robinson, “Believing Christ,” New Era, Apr. 1994, 46.