She explained, “I think Mutual was important in my day, but I think it is even more important now since there is less direct social interaction going on.” Technology gradually replacing in-person interaction.One night, Sister Cook sat down with some of her grandchildren, and they brought up this subject.There are different hormones at work during the process of two people who are falling for each other.It's typically driven by the desire to reproduce, and finding the right match often is demonstrated by showing signs of mutual love for each other.The youth are divided into teams to see who can help ward members with safe, uncomplicated household chores—in exchange for food items—in the shortest amount of time.The food items collected will eventually be donated to anonymous needy families within the ward.“On your mark, get set …” Before Young Women president Malinda Anderson can even finish her sentence, 30 teens from the Rush Valley Ward in Eagle Mountain, Utah, burst out of the meetinghouse double doors.
It is a time to rest from the cares of the world and enjoy the company of other youth. Dahlquist II, Young Men general president, says combating that feeling is one reason why Mutual can be a blessing.After the activity, the quorum president came to me and said, ‘Why don’t you come on Sunday? As President Hinckley said, everyone needs a friend, an opportunity to serve, and to be nourished by the good word of God. Just like the young man in Uruguay, you will see the positive results—however long-term they may be—that can come as a result of attending Mutual.“I ask you to do everything you can to create or to provide the circumstances for a spiritual experience in the lives of our Aaronic Priesthood young men and the young women of the Church as well.After talking with him for a minute, Brother Dahlquist discovered that this man went through a period of inactivity in his youth.