The Gospel Classic department on page 6 features a selection from the journal of B. H. Roberts describing his memorable entry into the Salt Lake Valley after crossing the plains at the age of nine with just his older sister.
With recent worldwide disasters, we turn to the Humanitarian Center to find ways to help relieve the suffering of others. (See “We Are His Hands,” by Sally Johnson Odekirk, page 26).
In preparation for Pioneer Day, you can use the Friend to teach your children more about pioneers. This issue includes pioneer stories, a pioneer maze, a pioneer-themed hidden-picture activity, and an article about one of Salt Lake City’s first homes, the Deuel Cabin.
Did you know you can read a quilt? Turn to pages 24 and 25 in the Friend to see an example of a quilt that uses shapes to tell stories. You and your children can guess what some of the quilt blocks represent.