What’s in It For You
May 2007

“What’s in It For You,” New Era, May 2007, 47

What’s in It For You

Mutual Activity Idea

  • Spring feels like the right time to clean up and fix up. With the permission of your bishop and under the supervision of your youth leaders and Primary president, offer to sanitize the nursery toys and repair the hymnbooks. Use safe, anti-bacterial cleanser and go over all the toys and furniture in the room used as the nursery. Using proper book repair tape, gather up all the hymnbooks and erase marks and repair tears or the bindings of the hymnbooks.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

  • If you have been taking piano lessons but are not yet accomplished enough to play from the regular hymnbook, try learning to play hymns in a simplified version. The book Hymns Made Easy has 60 hymns that are a good starting place for beginning pianists. Check with your ward music director or the meetinghouse library for a copy. Or the book can be ordered online through www.ldscatalog.com or Distribution Services.

Family Home Evening Idea

  • Suggest to your parents that it might be fun to learn how to make do and use up ingredients in your refrigerator for dinner and for family home evening. You can all talk about being wise in using the family’s resources. Prepare by finding a recipe for pizza dough and sauce. Have each family member roll out a small piece of dough for an individual pizza. Top with vegetables or ingredients from the refrigerator. Share slices.

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 18–22.

Young Women Manual 2

Lesson 18: A Heritage of Righteous Traditions

Marli Walker, “Injured and Alone,” this issue, 28.

“Count the Ripples,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 26.

Lesson 19: Preparing to Teach Others

Shanna Butler, “You’re a Teacher Too,” New Era, Sept. 2006, 44.

Idea List: Preparing a Lesson, New Era, Aug. 2004, 15.

Idea List: Ten Terrific Teaching Tips, New Era, Sept. 2004, 44.

Lesson 20: Sharing the Gospel

Q&A (friend more interested in me than the gospel), New Era, Aug. 2004, 16.

The March 2007 New Era is dedicated to missionary work.

Lesson 21: Sustaining Missionaries through Letters

Connie Myers, “Missionary Mail,” New Era, Mar. 2007, 58.

Lesson 22: Counseling with the Lord

Line upon Line: Matthew 6:9–11, New Era, Mar. 2006, 11.

Idea List: Pray with Power, New Era, Aug. 2006, 7.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

Lesson 18: Duties of a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood

Caroline Benzley, “Watching over the Church,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 30.

Sedley Parkinson, “Knock Again,” this issue, 8.

Lesson 19: A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit

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

Q&A (how do I know if I’m forgiven), New Era, Feb. 2003, 16.

Lesson 20: Administering the Sacrament

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

Matthew Baker, “Sacrament Service,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 20.

Lesson 21: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

Q&A (preparing for Melchizedek Priesthood), New Era, Oct. 2003, 16.

“Your Next Step,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 10.

Lesson 22: Patriarchal Leadership in the Home

Q&A (staying close to Dad), New Era, Feb. 2004, 16.

Shanna Butler, “What Abraham’s Covenant Means to You,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 32.