From the First Presidency


  • “A Heart Filled With Love” (February 2013 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring talks about a day of service.
  • “A Lesson In Reverence” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how he learned to be reverent in Primary after his class misbehaved. Includes a maze encouraging reverence.
  • “A Message for Misti” (September 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how a general conference talk answered a little girl’s question.
  • “An Unshakable Foundation” (May 2013 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring shares how to build a strong foundation for your testimony.
  • “A Prophet’s Love” (October 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares how President Monson took the time to visit an old friend in Germany even though President Monson was injured. Includes some German phrases to learn.
  • “A Prophet’s Pledge” (July 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Monson talks about his pioneer ancestors. Includes space to draw a modern pioneer.
  • “A Treasure Map” (September 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson offers a treasure map to eternal happiness: learn from the past, prepare for the future, and live in the present.
  • “Be More Forgiving” (March 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares how a woman forgave a young man who hurt her.
  • “Be On the Lord’s Side” (June 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teachers that being on the Lord’s side gives us hope in time of trouble. Includes a template for cheerful note cards and an activity to help children know how their families joined the Church.
  • “Be Not Afraid” (February 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    When President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) left for a mission, his good father handed him a card on which were written five words: “Be not afraid, only believe.”
  • “Becoming Like Jesus Christ” (January 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf explains what it means to develop Christlike qualities.
  • “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” (July 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches about being peacemakers. Includes a brief history of the Beatitudes and an activity.
  • “The Canary with the Best Song” (August 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson uses the example of a canary to teach that the Lord looks on our heart, not our appearance.
  • “Count Your Blessings” (March 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring encourages keeping a gratitude journal. Includes a matching game about the Lord blessing the children of Israel in the book of Exodus.
  • “Crossroads” (April 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that our decisions lead to our destiny.
  • “Deadly Maka-Fekes” (June 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson warns that Satan uses attractive temptations to destroy us, just as Tongan fisherman use beautiful lures to trap octopuses.
  • “Decide Right Now” (March 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares a story about choosing the right. Includes a short activity about choices.
  • “Do Your Duty” (February 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson tells a story about a boy who found a king’s emerald. We follow the Lord when we do our duty.
  • “Faith Lights the Way” (August 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    As a young man, President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) rode trains that hurtled through narrow mountain passes at night. It helped him understand how the light of faith can guide us through dark times of discouragement.
  • “Following a Prophet” (August 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares what happened when his parents followed the counsel of living prophets and decided to hold family home evening.
  • “Following the Crowd” (August 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) learned an important lesson when he skipped school to follow the crowd.
  • “Following the Light” (December 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    A Christmas message from the First Presidency to the children of the world. Just as the Wiseman followed the star to worship Christ, we worship Him by following Him.
  • “Forgive” (October 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares how a false accusation, which was dropped, ruined a man’s life because he never forgave his accusers. The Lord can help us forgive others.
  • “Frame Your Life with Faith” (July 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Monson teaches us to have faith and shares a very special experience he had with children in Samoa.
  • “Guiding You Home” (July 2011 Liahona and Friend)

    President Henry B. Eyring tells the story of a time his son got lost while walking home. Includes an activity and information about the Primary teacher who helped create the “CTR” motto for the Church.
  • “He Lives” (April 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) teaches that remembering the Savior’s Atonement brings peace.
  • “Help to Heal” (February 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares a story about giving a friend a blessing while in the military. He testifies that we are entitled to the Lord’s help.
  • “Helping Feed the Savior’s Lambs” (April 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches how children can help others in the gospel.
  • “How Many People Can We Help?” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that Heavenly Father wants us to notice others and serve them. Includes a matching activity and statistics about the humanitarian aid program.
  • “How to Give” (October 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches us how to give the most meaningful gifts.
  • “Joy Cometh in the Morning” (April 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how a young girl knew she would see her deceased mother again.
  • “Knitting Our Hearts Together” (August 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches that a family can be united when family members of the family pray for and work toward unity. Includes a maze activity.
  • “Love One Another” (June 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson tells of a tree destroyed by a metal wedge that had become hidden inside it. Hidden wedges of anger or resentment can destroy our lives unless we learn to forgive.
  • “More Blessed to Give” (January 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Giving to those in need is important. President Monson tells of a Sunday School teacher who taught him to share with a classmate in need.
  • “Never Give Up” (January 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how he was always the last one picked for baseball teams, but he didn’t give up, and he eventually led his team to victory.
  • “Path” (March 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson encourages us to choose the right. He tells of a man who answered a mother’s prayers by driving her sick child to the hospital.
  • “Race” (June 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we each have difficult tasks, but we have help along the way.
  • “Reach Out to Others” (August 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we can be happy when we reach out to others.  Includes a picture activity about children sharing the gospel.
  • “Remember the Forget-Me-Not” (March 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf uses a flower to teach that God knows each of us.
  • “Returning Safely to Heavenly Father” (April 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares an airplane analogy to explain making choices and repenting.
  • “Sacred Ground” (September 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how he felt the Spirit when passing the sacrament as a young boy.
  • “Savior is Born” (December 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    The First Presidency shares the story of Christ’s birth and encourages us to keep His commandments.
  • “Set upon a Hill” (July 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) teaches that we can be an example to the world if we live the standards of the Church.
  • “Showing the Love in Your Heart” (September 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    We show our love for others when we serve them. Includes a quiz and coloring page.
  • “Spring Cleaning” (March 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    When President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) was a boy, his family cleaned their house from top to bottom every spring. We, too, can know the joy of being clean through the Savior.
  • “Thankful for Missionary Work” (June 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares some of his missionary experiences from the British Isles.
  • “The First Vision” (June 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares his testimony of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.
  • “The Gift of the Gospel” (July 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring encourages us to share the gospel.
  • “The Gospel Is For Everyone” (September 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares a message about helping his family as a boy. He testifies of the importance of choosing the right even when you don’t realize why it is good for you.
  • “The Lighthouse” (February 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we have access to the lighthouse of the Lord.
  • “The Light of a New Day” (January 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) teaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that can destroy hatred between people and truly bring peace.
  • “The Message of a Label” (March 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that outward appearances can by misleading and that we must always be willing to follow Christ.
  • “The Most Powerful Motivating Force” (August 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf share how the desire to become a pilot helped him learn English. Righteous motivations help us, and the most powerful righteous motivation is a testimony.
  • “The True Church” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Henry B. Eyring shares how he gained his testimony that the Church is true.
  • “Three Bridges” (April 2008 Liahona and November 2008 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that Christ built the Bridge of Obedience, the Bridge of Service, and the Bridge of Prayer so we can return to our heavenly home.
  • “Tracks in the Snow” (September 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    President Monson talks about a faithful missionary who was guided to literally chose the right path. We too can be guided in life.
  • “Truth Will Prevail” (September 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) teaches us to overcome fear with faith, just like Daniel did.
  • “Walk the High Road” (January 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) teaches us to build happy futures through prayer, faith, and keeping the commandments.
  • “We Bear Witness of Him” (February 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) explains how we can testify of the Restoration while respecting others’ faith.
  • “We’ll Carry You!” (February 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson tells of young women who offered to carry a friend on a hike when they learned she would be unable to participate otherwise.

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  • “A Banner of Faithfulness” (February 2010 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf tells the story of John Rowe Moyle, the pioneer who carved “Holiness to the Lord” over the doors of the Salt Lake Temple despite personal hardship. Includes instructions to make a felt banner.
  • “A Birthday Wish Fulfilled” (August 2011 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how children all over the world did kind deeds to celebrate his birthday. Includes instructions to make a warm fuzzy.
  • “A Gift for Billy” (October 2010 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how his Primary class helped a struggling classmate. Includes an activity that prompts children to serve others.
  • “All Because a Child Knew the Articles of Faith” (June 2011 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson talks about a friend who joined the Church because a little girl shared the Articles of Faith with him.
  • “Can We See the Christ?” (December 2011 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf counsels that the glitter of the season should not distract us from Christ. Includes a matching activity about symbols for Christ.
  • “Canaries with Gray on Their Wings” (May 2012 Friend)
    President Monson shares how we may not be the prettiest or the smartest, but we can each serve the Lord in our own way. Includes a coloring page and vocabulary matching section.
  • “Courage Counts” (November 2005 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we must have courage to follow our Heavenly Father, just like the people in the scriptures did.
  • “Excellence” (November 2003 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) calls on us to stand a little taller, rise a little higher, and be a little better. He shares the powerful story of Florence Nightingale. 
  • “Faithful Friends” (November 2011 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches that we become the Savior’s friend when we serve others. Includes a matching game and description of how Christ is our friend.
  • “Fearless in Sharing the Gospel” (November 2009 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring talks about his great-grandmother who shared the gospel despite persecution. Includes a fill-in-the-blank activity.
  • “Five Little Fish” (November 2007 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008), tells the story of a couple who were blessed with food to eat after paying their tithing.
  • “Follow the Signs” (May 2006 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson gives us six rules to live by: choose good friends, seek parental guidance, study the gospel, obey the commandments, serve with love, and pray with purpose.
  • “Following the Savior’s Path” (April 2012 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares his testimony of Jesus Christ and how we can find joy as we following Him. Includes an activity about the last week of the Savior’s life.
  • “Getting Ready for Christmas” (December 2012 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf says we can prepare for Christmas by setting aside time to think of Jesus Christ. Includes instructions to make a paper-plate advent wreath.
  • “Gifts of Courage” (November 2010 Friend)
    Heavenly Father gives of courage, spiritual gifts, and the Holy Ghost to face life’s problems. Includes a scripture matching game.
  • “Give Thanks for Everything” (January 2010 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares a story about a woman who finds a way to say thank you despite her trials.
  • “Going on an Errand for the Lord” (January 2012 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares a time when he followed the Lord’s prompting to give someone a priesthood blessing. Includes suggestions to follow promptings and bless others.
  • “Helping the Lambs” (March 2008 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches that children can strengthen others’ faith.
  • “Learn!” (September 2011 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares how he longed to learn as a child in postwar Germany. Learning is a commandment and a blessing. Includes a vocabulary game and list of things to help you learn.
  • “Listen for His Voice” (January 2011 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf tells us how to listen to Heavenly Father’s voice. Includes a connect-the-dot activity.
  • “The Lord Provides the Way” (May 2005 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) talks about arctic submarines and encourages us to trust in the Lord’s care.
  • “Love” (February 2002 Friend)
    President Monson describes a beloved Primary president who helped him learn the importance of reverence.
  • “My First Talk” (May 2010 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how he felt giving his first talk. Includes tips for writing talks.
  • “Safe on the Sea” (October 2012 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we will be safe in times of trouble if we follow the Savior. Includes a coloring page with helps for safely crossing the sea of life.
  • “Take Not the Name of God in Vain” (November 2004 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares how his mother once washed his mouth out with soap to teach him not to swear.
  • “Temple Blessings” (May 2011 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf describes going to the temple with his parents and siblings to be sealed together as a family.
  • “The Beautiful Day” (April 2011 Friend)
    President Monson talks about a young friend who passed away. He testified that death is not the end because of the Atonement.
  • “The Book of Mormon: Our True Guide” (February 2012 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring teaches about the importance of the Book of Mormon. Includes a scripture activity.
  • “The Christmas Cane” (December 2010 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares his experiences acting out the Christmas nativity as a boy. He teaches that Christmas is a time to recommit to Christ.
  • “The Gospel—A Gift to Share” (June 2012 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring shares how members can help missionaries share the gospel. Includes a matching activity about our gospel blessings.
  • “The Great Work of God” (July 2012 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf testifies how we are blessed to live in the latter days.
  • “The Restoration of the Priesthood” (May 2003 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) testifies that the priesthood is a marvelous gift that has no price other than our personal worthiness. It’s the power God gives man to act in His name.
  • “Three Ways to Build a Strong Testimony” (May 2009 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares how building a strong testimony is like building a strong road. Includes a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary activity.
  •  “Wake-Up Calls” (November 2012 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring says the Lord gives us special promptings when we need to serve others. Includes an illustrated story from the New Testament, a word search, and a service checklist.
  • “You Are a Child of God” (May 2003 Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) shares a special message with the children of the world about Primary and our loving Heavenly Father.