The New Era
Special Section on Temples
Whether your youth are preparing to enter the temple for the first time or are looking for ways to make their temple experiences even better, the temple-focused articles in the April New Era can help. Examples include:
“My First Temple Recommend” on pages 2–4, where Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares how the questions in a temple-recommend interview help us receive the blessings of the temple.
“Youth Voices: Attending the Temple” on pages 5–7, where youth share how they have been blessed by temple attendance.
The Book of Mormon—for Us
This month’s Come, Follow Me lessons for youth focus on the Apostasy and the Restoration. One of the lesson outlines for Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women asks, “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?” You’ll find ideas to answer this question in “Why We Need the Book of Mormon” on pages 34–35.
Learning about the Temple
Look in the April Friend to find many articles that can help children learn about the temple. “Celebrating Temples!” on pages 6–7 describes how children all over the world have participated in temple dedications. You can also use “Beauty Within: Designing the House of the Lord” (pages 24–25) to teach children about how a temple is built and furnished to prepare it to be a dedicated house of the Lord.
Treasures of Truth Restored
April’s Primary theme is about the Restoration of the Church in the latter days. Pages 40–41 in the April Friend can help children learn about the treasures of gospel truth that were restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.