Media is now available online for the Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood Young Men in support of the 2012 Mutual theme “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (D&C 115:5).
The 2012 media includes 19 videos featuring stories of youth around the world, messages from youth leaders, and a music video. (Copies of this media on DVD in will be sent to wards and branches in early 2012 in 11 languages: Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.)
Watch the highlight video below:
This media may be used to introduce the new theme to youth in the beginning of the year, and then with a variety of youth-oriented lessons or activities throughout the year to illustrate principles taught in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. For example, the theme may be used to enrich Mutual opening exercises, as the topic for sacrament meeting talks by youth, and to provide focus for youth activities such as camp and devotionals. It may also be used as the focus of special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.
There are also downloadable graphics that can be used to create posters or T-shirts for youth conferences.
More free downloadable songs and sheet music, much of it co-written and sung by youth, will be added throughout the year. Additional support materials will be available in the New Era and Liahona magazines and on the Church’s youth site, Young Women site, and Aaronic Priesthood Young Men site.
Learn more about it in the Church News and Events article “DVD, Online Materials Highlight 2012 Mutual Theme.”