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Is Mutual Just for the Youth?

One evening, when our children were all in their teens, I had the following conversation with one of our daughters: “Mom, I really don’t want to go to Mutual tonight. I don’t get anything out of it!”

We were living in a ward with a great youth program, and I was tempted to jump in and defend the value of Mutual activity night. Instead, it was one of those rare moments when I was inspired with just the right answer at just the right moment.

I found myself saying to her, “What makes you think you go to Mutual to get something out of it? Maybe you need to go to Mutual because someone there needs something only you can give.”

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