The Terra Firma Academy
Life can be both a difficult challenge and an incredible adventure! In this engaging talk Brother Ben Bernards teaches youth that with premortal instincts, loving Heavenly Parents, and lots of help from divine sources on earth, our lives can and will be wonderful success stories! Brother Bernards shares several important tips in this spiritual survival guide to help youth navigate many of the common challenges of life. He teaches that when we feel like we don’t fit in, we need to remember that it’s because we’re not from here. Brother Bernards encourages youth to pursue an honest journey of self-discovery to find out who sent them here and why. He offers fresh perspective about the crucial role of rules, failures, repentance, and the importance of testing truth in order to truly know it for yourself.
Don’t Forget To A.S.K!
This talk is a GREAT resource for the 2017 youth theme! For those who "lack wisdom" (James 1:5) and feel that getting answers to prayers is sometimes frustrating or difficult, we can help! In this enjoyable and inspiring talk, Brother Bernards shares three related ways we can more meaningfully (and successfully!) approach the throne of God for the wisdom we seek, instead of casually "texting God from the curb." Using personal stories, analogies, poetry, and examples from the life of Joseph Smith, we provide great material for discussions between youth and their parents and leaders about prayer, revelation, and the 2017 youth theme. The sum of our counsel to those who lack wisdom is, "DON'T FORGET TO A.S.K.!" Come learn what we mean!
Faith and a Life Jacket
Don't just be prepared--be prepared well! This adventurous book of seven guiding rules and lessons is designed to help train a new generation of missionaries. These invaluable lessons, from God's measure of success to unexpected difficulties in the field, will apply to any missionary's call, readying them for the great and challenging experiences of the Lord's work.
Chastity: The Big Picture
Talking to teens about chastity isn’t easy, especially when some of their peers seem to break the law of chastity with no immediate consequences. Yet in this entertaining and enlightening talk, we masterfully paint the big picture for youth to see why chastity truly matters and why it’s worth it to wait to share your body with someone until you’re prepared to also share with them your whole heart, mind, and soul in a marriage relationship.