Making the Most of This Issue


Family Home Evening Ideas

  • If you’re looking for flexible lesson ideas that will let you use your family’s own experiences in teaching your children, find out what two families learned about the Family Home Evening Resource Book. See p. 58.

  • Most stories from Latter-day Saint Voices can be used for family night. Help set a spiritual tone for the Christmas season by reading and discussing “More Important Than Santa,” p. 51, or “My Last Christmas in the Mission,” p. 54.

  • Begin a family discussion about recognizing the Spirit by reading “Testimony on Temple Square,” p. 54.

  • Gymnastics tricks, finger plays, and building block creations—what do they have to do with family home evening? Read “Family Talent Night,” p. 62.

When Did You Last Review Your Membership Records?

  • Members are invited to review their membership and financial records and correct any errors. See “Clerks, Leaders, and Members: Working Together,” p. 26.

How to Be Happy

  • “Don’t wait for tomorrow” in your quest to be happy, says Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Be happy today.” To find out how, see p. 6.

“Pass-Along” Cards—a Great New Idea!

  • Most of us are looking for simple and effective ways to invite friends to hear a gospel message and will be happy to learn about pass-along cards. See p. 66.

What If This Happened to You?

  • How would you deal with a serious accident that might leave your child scarred for life? Learn how faith helped one family. See “Helping Brad Heal,” p. 35.

Singles and the Proclamation on the Family

  • Read how a single member of the Church came to understand that “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” applies to everyone, not just people with spouses and children. See p. 20.

Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers

  • Find the monthly messages on p. 2 and p. 45.

Need an Inspirational Lift?

  • Read how one Canadian member gives some homeless men in his city the gift of music and how they share their hope in song. See p. 30.

Did You Know?

  • You can access a wide range of materials to help teach lessons in the home or in Church classrooms. Manuals, Church magazines, and videos are available in meetinghouse libraries. Materials including the scriptures and gospel reference works are available at www.lds.org.