What’s in It for You
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“What’s in It for You,” New Era, Aug. 2006, 47

What’s in It for You

Mutual Activity Idea

  • Organize a learn-about-money night. With the permission of the bishop and your leaders, invite someone in your ward or stake who works at a bank to teach the group a few basics about handling money, such as the correct way to make out a check, how savings accounts work, and how interest on loans works. Read the article “Taking Credit!” on page 10, for more information.

  • Be inspired by the New Era posters. But instead of drawing posters, create your own 30-second commercials about subjects from For the Strength of Youth. Divide into several small groups. Prepare ahead of time by bringing some paper and markers to be used to create props if needed. Spend a short time planning and rehearsing your commercial. Have each group perform for the whole group or, if you have many groups, perform the commercials the next week.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

  • Using the Idea List about prayer on page 7, resolve to make your prayers more meaningful. Memorize Alma 37:37. Set a goal to pray both morning and night. Record in your journal what you learn from the experience.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • If your parents know how to dance, ask them to teach your family. If they know how to do the waltz, the cha-cha, the swing, or the twist, they can teach you a few steps and you could end up having a great time. Just for fun, teach your parents some of the dances you know.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 36–39.

Young Women Manual 1

Lesson 36: The Importance of Truth in Living a Virtuous Life

Neal A. Maxwell, “Reasons to Stay Pure,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 42.

Henry B. Eyring, “How to Know the Truth,” New Era, May 2004, 4.

Lesson 37: Caring for Our Physical Bodies

Rosalyn Collings, “True Beauty,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 9.

Spencer J. Condie, “The Parable of the Sunburned Sailors,” New Era, Aug. 1995, 40.

Lesson 38: Nutrition and the Word of Wisdom

Harold G. Hillam, “Not for the Body,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 18.

Janet Thomas, “Eating Disorders: A Deadly State of Mind,” New Era, Feb. 1993, 36.

Lesson 39: Drug Abuse

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Clean,” New Era, July 2002, 12.

James E. Faust, “The Enemy Within,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 4.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1

Lesson 36: Testimony

Sheena James, “Alone,” New Era, Mar. 2006, 22.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Right to Choose the Right,” New Era, Aug. 2005, 4.

Lesson 37: The Priesthood of Aaron

Adam C. Olson, “Duty to God: Building Spiritual Strongholds,” this issue, 22.

Barbara Jean Jones, “A Century of Aaronic Priesthood,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 30.

Lesson 38: Magnifying the Calling of an Aaronic Priesthood Holder

Ron Frandsen, “Passing Up Passing the Sacrament,” New Era, May 2006, 30.

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

Lesson 39: Missionary Work through Example

AmyLyn Woolley Reynolds, “On a Russian Train,” this issue, 28.

“Peace at Home,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 28.

Christina Lyon Kline, “Lunch Table Lesson,” New Era, Feb. 2006, 23.