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The Invitation for Young Women
(and ideas on how to help it happen)

This is a list of what all young women are invited to do this year.

Read and study "The Family: A Proclamation to the World"

Provide each young woman with a copy of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World"

Remind the Young Women to read it monthly at least, and encourage them to read it with their families

Prepare a record of her family's history

Hold a Family History Activity once a month or once a quarter

Have an activity to make pretty binders for their family history research

Remind the girls to keep their own journals. For ideas of what to write about, see Journal Jars

Teach interviewing techniques for asking relatives about their lives

Have a writing workshop to teach writing down family stories

Learn about the blessings and promises associated with genealogy (there are several conference talks about it)

Have each girl learn more about an ancestor's life and share these stories with one another

Prepare at least one family name for temple ordinances and perform the baptismal work where possible

For one of the Family History activities, learn how to use the Family History Center nearest you. Learn how to use the Church software. Bring family history information and learn how to submit the names for temple ordinances.

Encourage families to do research together.

Encourage everyone to have work prepared for the next youth temple trip and learn what must be done to make the trip successful

Participate in activities that focus on the family or strengthening the family

Encourage families to do research together.

Read "The Eternal Family"--Elder Robert D. Hales (Nov. Ensign p. 64)

Invite people to speak to the young women about preparing for their own families

Collect ideas for family traditions to share with the young women

Hold a YW/Family picnic or a Daddy-Daughter or Mother-Daughter "Date". Hand out ideas for fun and family activities. (See the Family Home Evening Resource Book for more ideas)

Have a LDS Marriage counselor or the Bishop come and talk about preparing for marriage and resolving conflicts within marriage so it can last for eternity

Make a FHE bag which contains ideas for activities, cutouts and pictures for lessons, a Family Home Evening Manual, recipes for desserts and special meals, ideas for special occasions, free places to go, and a bag of popcorn. Make several plans for FHE lessons and activities which a young woman could carry out. Have everyone volunteer to take charge of the next week's Family Home Evening.

Participate in a culminating activity in November 1998

Plan a culminating activity and involve the young women in planning and carrying out the activity.

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