Stories

  • “A Hard Worker” (December 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Wilford Woodruff (1807–98 )worked hard on his farm and for the Lord.
  • “Achieving a Goal” (March 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Heber J. Grant (1856–1945) was a horrible baseball player as a boy, but he set a goal to play on a championship team.
  • “Best Penmanship” (April 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Heber J. Grant (1856–1945) worked hard at his penmanship so he could be successful.
  • “Growing in the Garden” (June 2012 Friend)
    Matt doesn’t want to weed his grandparents’ garden, but he discoveries the joys of working and serving.
  • “Hard Worker” (October 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Young President Heber J. Grant (1856–1945) worked hard at his greeting card business and went on to be a successful businessman.
  • “Our Page” (July 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    This page includes the testimony of a boy from Malaysia who worked hard for a good test grade.
  • “Prayer and Work” (November 2007 Friend)
    Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares how Heavenly Father helped him find his favorite rabbit.
  • “The Blessings of Sacrifice” (December 2002 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Adhemar Damiani of the Seventy teaches that if we can accomplish great things when we set goals and work hard.
  • “The Doll Dilemma” (March 2013 Friend)
    Maddie earns and saves money to buy a doll she really wants.
  • “There Is Work to Do!” (September 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches that hard work is important. Includes activity.
  • “Working on a Farm” (January 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) learned to be happy as he worked on his family’s farm.

Activities

  • “Dylan’s Saturday Surprise” (June 2012 Friend)
    Dylan doesn’t want to wake up to clean the church, but he feels blessed when he realizes he’s cleaning the Lord’s house.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Working Hard
    Tell the story “Working on a Farm” (January 2007 Liahona and Friend). President Spencer W. Kimball (18951985) worked hard as a child, and as an Apostle he was prepared to help people with everyday chores. How can we follow the example of President Kimball? You might set a goal to do chores more cheerfully this week or help with a job when it isn’t your turn. Performing your duties with a smile now can prepare you to enjoy a life of service as a follower of Christ.
  • “Which Chore Is Mine?” (May 2004 Friend)
    Untangle the strings to sort out the children’s chores.