Friend to Friend


Animals

  • “My Brother and the Puppy” (September 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Keith R. Edwards of the Seventy shares how his brother’s love for a puppy taught him the law of the harvest—as you sow, so shall you reap.
  • “My Fishing Lessons” (February 2011 Friend)
    Elder James J. Hamula of the Seventy shares how fishing taught him to be patient, handle disappointment, and wait for blessings—lessons that helped him be a better missionary.

Atonement

  • “He Broke the Bands of Death” (April 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy talks about how Jesus broke the bands of death so we can live again.

Attitude

  • “A Positive Attitude” (November 2012 Friend)
    Elder Bruce A. Carlson of the Seventy shares how his young daughter had a positive attitude even though she couldn’t walk.

Baptism

Book of Mormon

  • “How I Gained a Testimony” (October 2011 Friend)
    Elder Gérald Caussé of the Seventy explains how he gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon.
  • “Remember” (March 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy teaches that remembering spiritual experiences helps us endure and testifies of the Book of Mormon.
  • “The Book was True” (March 2013 Friend)
    Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Seventy shares the story of gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon.
  • “The Promise of a Prophet” (April 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Octaviano Tenorio of the Seventy testifies how reading the Book of Mormon together blessed his family and taught his youngest son to read.

Bullying

  • “Choosing Kindness” (January 2007 Friend)
    Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy shares about he decided to never be a bully and gives examples of people in his life who taught him about kindness.
  • “Family Traditions” (September 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. of the Seventy stood up to school bullies until they gradually lost their influence. When you stand for right, good triumphs.

Callings

  • “Callings and Prophets” (May 2003 Friend)
    Elder Stephen L. West of the Seventy learned the importance of Church callings soon after he graduated from Primary.
  • “Playing the Hymns” (May 2009 Friend)
    Elder Lowell M. Snow of the Seventy tells how learning to play the piano as a boy prepared him to serve as a pianist and organist in his later Church callings.
  • “The Blessings of Hard Work” (June 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Per G. Malm of the Seventy shares a story about the value of hard work from his first calling in the Church.

Choose the Right

  • “Never Let Go” (July 2012 Friend)
    Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge of the Seventy shares how runaway horses taught him to never let of the iron rod.
  • “Righteous Desires” (October 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Clate W. Mask Jr. of the Seventy says that we usually end up doing what we want—the key is to want the right things!
  • “Standing for Righteousness” (October 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Wonfgang H. Paul of the Seventy shares how he stood for his beliefs even when classmates and teachers teased him.
  • “The Harvest” (February 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Aoyagi of the Seventy tells the story of how he was blessed for wanting to attend church as a child.
  • “The Stolen Records” (June 2010 Friend)
    Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Seventy shares how he dealt with a classmate who was stealing.

Courage

  • “Family Traditions” (September 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Christoffel Golden Jr. of the Seventy stood up to school bullies until they gradually lost their influence. When you stand for right, good triumphs.

Creation

  • “A Beautiful World” (December 2004 Friend)
    Elder Mervyn B. Arnold of the Seventy shares his gratitude for Heavenly Father’s creations and how he gained a testimony of priesthood blessings.

Education/Learning

  • “Learning to Read” (September 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy learned to read from his father. Elder Lawrence later gained a testimony from reading a book by an Apostle.
  • “The Glory of God Is Intelligence” (October 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares how learning helps us choose the right.

Example

  • “A Brother’s Example” (December 2005 Friend)
    Elder Gene R. Cook’s family didn’t go to Church, but his brother learned the Church was true when he was healed by a priesthood blessing.
  • “Faithful Examples” (September 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Jean A. Stevens from the general Primary presidency tells about Primary children in Hong Kong who were examples by paying their tithing.
  • “How to Treat Others” (September 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Francisco J. Viñas of the Seventy learned from his parents how to treat others with love.
  • “We’re Going to Primary” (September 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Robert R. Steuer of the Seventy, who joined the church after his friends invited him to Primary, shares how Church leaders were a good example for him.
  • “Young and Faithful” (August 2009 Friend)
    Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Seventy tells of being the youngest in his class and how he could learn from the examples of his older friends.

Family

  • “Honoring Our Parents” (June 2003 Friend)
    Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie of the Seventy teaches that honoring your parents doesn’t always mean doing exactly what they do; it means doing what Heavenly Father wants you to do.
  • “No Matter Our Differences” (October 2010 Friend)
    Elder Gregory A. Schwitzer of the Seventy shares how he learned from and taught his family, even those who were of a different religion.

Family History

  • “How Big Crow Became Echo Hawk” (November 2013 Friend)
    Elder Larry Echo Hawk of the Seventy shares a story about one of his ancestors and encourages us to learn about our ancestors.

Forgiveness

  • “Even as I Am” (February 1999 Friend and March 2002 Liahona)
    Elder Spencer J. Condie of the Seventy tells how a friend forgave a man after he hurt her in a serious car accident.

Goals

  • “Abby’s Top-10 List” (January 2015 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Rosemary Wixom, Primary general president, shares the list of goals a girl made for her future and encourages us to have a goal to return to Heavenly Father.
  • “Never Give Up” (August 2012 Friend)
    Elder Tad R. Callister of the Seventy shares a story about his son making a goal to do a certain number of sit-ups.

Happiness

  • “Happy in the Gospel” (September 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Seventy shares how members’ happiness led him to join the Church. Real happiness is within the gospel.
  • “Two Secrets to Happiness” (February 2009 Friend)
    Elder Larry W. Gibbons of the Seventy shares how moving pianos and losing at basketball taught him two secrets to happiness: hard work and self-control.

Holy Ghost

  • “A Clear Answer” (February 2004 Friend)
    Elder H. Bruce Stucki of the Seventy listened to the Spirit when flying an airplane over a dangerous mountain range.
  • “A Warm Feeling” (May 2004 Friend)
    Elder Spencer J. Condie of the Seventy shares how he felt the spirit when he heard Book of Mormon stories and listened to the Apostles.
  • “Fire!” (May 2012 Friend)
    Sister Cheryl A. Esplin of the Primary presidency shares how Heavenly Father helped her know what to do when her garage caught on fire.
  • “I Felt the Spirit” (March 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, shares some times as a child when she felt the Spirit.
  • “Learning to Listen” (February 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder José A. Teixeira of the Seventy teaches that it is important to listen to earthly parents as well as to the Holy Ghost.
  • “Sledding and the Spirit” (December 2013 Friend)
    Elder J. Devn Cornish of the Seventy shares how he was injured after ignoring a prompting from the Spirit when he was 11 years old.
  • “Spiritual Promptings” (February 2012 Friend)
    Sister Jean A. Stevens from the general Primary presidency shares how the Holy Ghost prompted her to help a lost boy.
  • “The Holy Ghost Is Real” (December 2007 Friend)
    Elder Craig A. Cardon of the Seventy shares an experience from his childhood about correcting a wrong choice.
  • “The Parable of the Anthill and the Cell Phone” (November 2011 Friend)
    Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy shares how bad phone service and an anthill taught him about being sensitive to spiritual promptings.
  • “The Reverence Lamb” (June 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Scott D. Whiting of the Seventy shares how he felt the Spirit in Primary as a boy.

Honesty

  • “Live Without Regret” (February 2007 Friend)
    Elder Richard G. Hinckley of the Seventy shares a story about the regret he had when he stole some scrap wood with some friends.
  • “The Stolen Records” (June 2010 Friend)
    Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Seventy shares how he dealt with a classmate who was stealing.

Honor Parents

  • “A Mother’s Influence” (April 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Carlos H. Amado of the Seventy shares how his mother encouraged him to choose the right and serve a mission.
  • “Being Content” (April 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Alexander A. Odume of the Seventy teaches that we should be content with what we have.
  • “Honoring His Name” (May 2008 Friend)
    Elder Shayne M. Bowen of the Seventy tells how he honored his parents as a young man.
  • “Jumping Fences” (June 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Daryl H. Garn of the Seventy teaches why we should obey our parents by sharing a story about a horse he owned that liked to jump fences.

I Am a Child of God

  • “A Sheepish Lion” (August 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita of the Seventy tells the story of Lambert the Sheepish Lion who didn’t know he was a lion, and he teaches that we are children of God.
  • “My Favorite Song” (January 2010 Friend)
    Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy explains why “I Am a Child of God” is his favorite song.
  • “Sons and Daughters of God” (July 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Paul K. Sybrowsky of the Seventy shares how he went to church as a child even though his parents did not attend. He testifies of God’s love.
  • “You Are a Child of God” (January 2008 Friend)
    Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Seventy testifies that we can feel peace even when scary things happen in the world.

Jesus Christ

  • “He Broke the Bands of Death” (April 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy talks about how Jesus broke the bands of death so we can live again.
  • “Inviting the Savior In” (October 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Seventy teaches about inviting the Savior into our lives.
  • “Jesus Knows Your Name” (March 2008 Friend)
    Elder David S. Baxter of the Seventy grew up in a single-parent home but was comforted that Jesus knew his name.

Kindness

  • “Be Kind” (August 2003 Friend)
    Elder Robert C. Oaks of the Seventy says that a key to leadership to treating others kindly and honestly.
  • “Choosing Kindness” (January 2007 Friend)
    Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy shares about he decided to never be a bully and gives examples of people in his life who taught him about kindness.
  • “Kindness” (June 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Won Yong Ko of the Seventy shares how others’ kindness helped him join the Church.
  • “My Brother Gary” (June 2006 Friend)
    Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy talks about growing up with a brother with special needs, and encourages us to be kind to those who are different.

Media

  • “Quiet Times” (November 2003 Friend)
    Elder R. Conrad Shultz of the Seventy encourages us to disconnect from the media and find quiet time to think and talk to Heavenly Father.

Miracles

  • “A Real Miracle” (April 2010 Friend)
    Elder Daniel L. Johnson of the Seventy shares how Heavenly Father saved his life from a bucking horse.

Missionary Work

  • “Missionary Friends” (March 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Gary J. Coleman of the Seventy shares how friendly Church members helped him feel comfortable when he was learning about the gospel.
  • “Preparing for a Mission” (October 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy tells how being honest, paying tithing, and saving money helped him prepare for a mission.
  • “The Harvest” (February 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Aoyagi of the Seventy tells the story of how he was blessed for wanting to attend church as a child.

Mother

  • “A Mother’s Influence” (April 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Carlos H. Amado of the Seventy shares how his mother encouraged him to choose the right and serve a mission.
  • “Women of Faith” (May 2007 Friend)
    Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy shares lessons he learned from his brave mother and grandmothers.

Music

  • “Music for the Heart” (August 2011 Friend)
    Elder Yoon Hwan Choi of the Seventy shares how his little son sang Primary songs on the way to school. He testifies that good music blesses our lives.
  • “Playing the Hymns” (May 2009 Friend)
    Elder Lowell M. Snow of the Seventy tells how learning to play the piano as a boy prepared him to serve as a pianist and organist in his later Church callings.
  • “Praying and Singing to Heavenly Father” (July 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Michael John U. Teh of the Seventy testifies that praying and singing Primary songs as a child helped him know Heavenly Father.

Obedience

  • “Courage to Live the Gospel” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Erich W. Kopischkeof the Seventy teaches that if we obey the commandments, Heavenly Father will help us know what to do and say.
  • “Jumping Fences” (June 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Daryl H. Garn of the Seventy shares the story of an unruly horse who could not learn to be obedient.
  • “Now Is the Time to Obey” (August 2008 Friend)
    Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy had an unexpected opportunity to serve a mission. If you obey a call to serve, you will be blessed.
  • “Yancy” (December 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Seventy shares a story about a disobedient horse and how it taught him that we need to follow the Master.

Peer Pressure

Plan of Salvation

  • “It’s Your Turn” (February 2015 Liahona and Friend)
    Bishop Gary E. Stevenson talks about competing in the Olympics and how it relates to the time we live on earth.
  • “Live Worthy to Return Home” (December 2003 Friend)
    Elder Wayne S. Peterson of the Seventy was comforted by the plan of salvation when his brother died.
  • “Remembering Promises” (December 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Jay E. Jensen of the Seventy says that we feel blessed when we remember the Lord’s promises.
  • “The Right Path” (September 2014 Friend)
    Elder Claudio D. Zivic of the Seventy shares how he ended up on the wrong pathway while hiking.
  • “The Victory Tunnel” (January 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Rosemary Wixom, Primary general president, uses a sports metaphor to describe that we will return to Heavenly Father if we follow Jesus Christ.

Prayer

  • “A Patient Prayer” (June 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder José L. Alonso of the Seventy tells a story about how an illness taught him that Heavenly Father always answers prayers.
  • “Answered Prayers” (July 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Gerald N. Lund of the Seventy shares how praying as a child helped him recognize an answer to prayer when he was deciding to serve a mission.
  • “He Gives the Best Answers” (July 2013 Friend)
    Elder Bennett of the Seventy tells a story about when he prayed to find his missing turtle and didn’t get the answer he expected.
  • “He Is There” (January 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, the Primary general president, shares how she prayed her sick son would be well. She testifies that Heavenly Father lives and knows us.
  • “He Will Help You” (January 2013 Friend)
    Elder Ian S. Adern of the Seventy shares how he prayed for the Lord to help him when he was learning to ride a bicycle as a boy.
  • “Moving the Rock” (April 2014 Friend)
    Elder Terence M. Vinson of the Seventy shares a story about a boy moving a rock to teach that we should rely on Heavenly Father to help with our problems.
  • “Pray and Plan” (April 2013 Friend)
    Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy shares how a prayer helped him find a missing nickel.
  • “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.
  • “Prayer Is Important” (April 2004 Friend)
    Elder William R. Walker talks about praying for his sick baby brother. No matter how young we are, prayer is important.
  • “Seeking Him in Prayer” (February 2006 Friend)
    Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles learned the power of prayer as a young boy.
  • “The Missing Box” (May 2010 Friend)
    Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the Seventy shares how Heavenly Father helped him find a missing treasure.
  • “Trust in the Lord” (June 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Elaine S. Dalton, the general Young Women president, shares how she developed trust in the Lord after her father passed away.
  • “Wilford’s Prayer” (January 2011 Friend)
    Elder Wilford W. Anderson of the Seventy shares how he prayed when he was lost as a child and how Heavenly Father answered his prayer.

Preparation

  • “It’s Your Turn” (February 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, presiding bishop, relates preparation for the Olympics with preparation for life.
  • “Look Up” (October 2014 Friend)
    Elder Adrián Ochoa of the Seventy teaches that we should look up and prepare ourselves by strengthening our testimonies every day.

Priesthood

  • “A Beautiful World” (December 2004 Friend)
    Elder Mervyn B. Arnold of the Seventy shares his gratitude for Heavenly Father’s creations and how he gained a testimony of priesthood blessings.
  • “A Brother’s Example” (December 2005 Friend)
    Elder Gene R. Cook’s family didn’t go to Church, but his brother learned the Church was true when he was healed by a priesthood blessing.
  • “Blessed and Healed” (January 2009 Friend)
    Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy shares an experience when he was a young boy and received a priesthood blessing when he was suffering from a disease.
  • “Blessed by the Priesthood” (July 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Douglas L. Callister of the Seventy teaches how his son had faith that the priesthood would heal him.
  • “The Power of Kind Words” (March 2011 Friend)
    Elder Rafael E. Pino of the Seventy shares his experience of passing the sacrament for the first time.

Prophets

  • “A Testimony of the Prophet” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, Jr. of the Seventy tells how it is important to have a testimony of the Prophet when you are young.
  • “Follow the Prophet” (August 2005 Friend)
    Elder C. Scott Grow of the Seventy shares lessons he’s learned from following the prophet, including keeping the Sabbath day holy and honoring temple covenants.

Repentance

  • “Live Without Regret” (February 2007 Friend)
    Elder Richard G. Hinckley of the Seventy shares a story about the regret he had when he stole some scrap wood with some friends.

Resurrection

  • “He Broke the Bands of Death” (April 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy talks about how Jesus broke the bands of death so we can live again.

Sabbath Day

  • “A Day to Play?” (May 2013 Friend)
    Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy talks about keeping the Sabbath day holy.
  • “A Truckload of Saints” (September 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Benjamin De Hoyos of the Seventy shares how his family shared their car with 20 other people to go to church every week.
  • “Service and the Sabbath” (November 2004 Friend)
    Elder William W. Parmley of the Seventy decided not to study on Sundays in college, and he graduated with the highest honors.
  • “Strength to Follow the Lord” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Claudio D. Zivic of the Seventy had a dream to run in the Olympics, but he stopped racing to keep the Sabbath day holy.

Sacrifice

  • “The Blessings of Hard Work” (June 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Per G. Malm of the Seventy shares a story about the value of hard work from his first calling in the Church.
  • “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.

Scriptures

  • “My Special Books” (October 2012 Friend)
    Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy shares his testimony of the scriptures.
  • “Scriptures and Firewood” (June 2010 Friend)
    Elder Allan F. Packer of the Seventy shares how a camping mistake taught him to carefully read the scriptures.
  • “Small Things” (August 2007 Friend)
    Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander of the Seventy shares how small things, like reading our scriptures and being polite, can convert us to the Lord.
  • “‘That’s So Easy, Grandpa’” (November 2014 Friend)
    Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy tells how his grandchildren learned to love the scriptures.
  • “The Promise of a Prophet” (April 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Octaviano Tenorio of the Seventy tells how his family was blessed by following the prophet’s counsel to study the scriptures together.

Service

  • “Prepared to Serve” (July 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Eduardo Gavarret of the Seventy learned how to serve as a young boy.
  • “Serving Mrs. Burrows” (December 2012 Friend)
    Elder Michael T. Ringwood of the Seventy shares how he learned to love an elderly couple by serving them.

Temples

  • “Blessings of the Temple” (July 2007 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Paul E. Koelliker of the Seventy testifies that children can feel the blessings of the temple.
  • “Blessings of the Temple” (January 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy sacrificed greatly to be sealed to his family in the temple.
  • “Choose the Light” (March 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Seventy shares his memories of being sealed to his parents and the light of the temple.
  • “Temples Are a Gift from Heavenly Father” (October 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi of the Seventy teaches a fellow airplane passenger about the blessings of the temple.
  • “The Temple Is For Everyone” (December 2010 Friend)
    Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy shares how his granddaughter set a goal to go to all of the temples in the Salt Lake area. The temple increases our love for others and unites families.

Testimony

  • “A Legacy of Love” (September 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Yoshihio Kikuchi of the Seventy had to work hard to support his family as a young man, but he found hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • “A Testimony of the Prophet” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, Jr. of the Seventy tells how it is important to have a testimony of the Prophet when you are young.
  • “Growing a Testimony” (December 2008 Friend)
    Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy teaches that if we nurture our testimonies in simple ways, they will grow from spiritual saplings to redwoods.
  • “How I Gained a Testimony” (October 2011 Friend)
    Elder Gérald Caussé of the Seventy explains how he gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon.
  • “The Beginning of a Testimony” (March 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy teaches that our testimonies can start while we are in Primary.
  • “The Dawning of a Testimony” (September 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Monte J. Brough of the Seventy shares how he prayed to gain a testimony while he was working in the Alaska wilderness.
  • “The Hour of Conversion” (November 2005 Friend)
    Elder Robert K. Dellenbach of the Seventy gained a testimony while crossing the ocean to begin his mission.

Tithing

  • “Sharing the Boot Money” (January 2002 Friend)
    Elder Douglas L. Callister of the Seventy shares a story about how his six-year-old son learned to pay tithing.

Trials

  • “Blessed and Healed” (January 2009 Friend)
    Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy tells about how he had a hip disease when he was a child.
  • “Trust in Others and Yourself” (February 2005 Friend)
    Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Seventy tells how he learned about trust at a young age.

Trust

  • “Trust” (January 2001 Friend)
    Elder Sheldon F. Child of the Seventy shares a story about how his school teacher trusted him and how being trusted makes us feel happy.

Word of Wisdom

  • “A Firm Decision” (June 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Israel Perez of the Seventy decided to keep the Word of Wisdom from a very young age.
  • “Follow Your Leaders” (July 2004 Friend)
    Elder D. Rex Gerratt of Seventy’s father overcame a Word of Wisdom problem to be sealed to his family.
  • “Honoring His Name” (May 2008 Friend)
    Elder Shayne M. Bowen of the Seventy made a promise with his brother when they were children to never break the Word of Wisdom.
  • “The Gospel Makes us Happy” (October 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Jean A. Tefan of the Seventy shares how keeping the Word of Wisdom and sharing the gospel make us happy.
  • “The Word of Wisdom: A Blessing of Strength” (February 2003 Friend)
    Elder Darwin B. Christenson of the Seventy shares how living the Word of Wisdom helped him win a military race.

Work

  • “The Toy Truck” (May 2014 Friend)
    Bishop Dean M. Davies, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, shares a story of how he earned money to buy a toy when he was a boy.
  • “Two Secrets to Happiness” (February 2009 Friend)
    Elder Larry W. Gibbons of the Seventy shares how moving pianos and losing at basketball taught him two secrets to happiness: hard work and self-control.
  • “When We’re Helping, We’re Happy” (December 2011 Friend)
    Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis of the Seventy shares how he learned to love work by building a chapel and watching his mother.