the Personal Progress program, then and now

This week, the new Personal Progress materials become available. I got hold of one of the new books at our Value activity this Wednesday, which was a New Year's party. The girls were delighted with them, their compact heft, the spiral binding, the fresh new pages, the inclusion of the virtue material. I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of the cover in case your books are still in the mail, and compare the introduction to the program from the 1977 Personal Progress book with the one from the 2010 new edition.

The new introduction:

"Welcome to Personal Progress

You are a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose. You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Your loving Heavenly Father has blessed you with talents and abilities that will help you fulfill your divine mission. As you learn to accept and act upon the Young Women values in your life, you will form personal habits of prayer, scripture study, obedience to the commandments, and service to others. These daily personal habits will strengthen your faith in and testimony of Jesus Christ. They will also allow you to recognize and develop your unique gifts.

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