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Because of this weekend’s General Conference, the posting schedule will be updated. My goal is to spend the weekend getting caught up on the lessons for Manual 2 so that I can be somewhat caught up. By my count, we should be at or around Lesson 39 (Moral Courage), giving us 11-12 lessons before the end of the year.

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Just when I thought things were leveling out and stabilizing….

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Here’s a situation: You have a group of 15 youth (both young men and young women). They attend their mutual activities every week (in this case, Thursdays). There is strong youth leadership at the ward level, which has equated in loyal attendance at said mutual activities. Many of the youth not only come, but have a good time and generally look forward to the next week.

The stake puts on activities. Attendance is minimal. The youth aren’t excited about the next activity. They begrudgingly attend (at the behest of their parents). Instead of talking the next day about the positive experience, the conversation overheard revolves around how “stupid” the activity was.

Sound familiar? If not, consider yourself lucky. If so, you’re not alone.

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2010 Mutual Theme – Joshua 1:9

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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