Guide to the Friend


The Guide to the Friend can help you find stories or articles for preparing lessons or talks for church or for family home evening. Also included is subscription and submission information.

Family Home Evening Ideas

If your parents ask you to help plan a family home evening, you may want to use an idea from the Friend. Here are some ideas in this issue that you may like (look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned):

  1. 1.

    Read “Ezra Taft Benson Keeps a Promise” (pages 28–29). Then do the “Ezra Taft Benson Crossword” (page 5). Invite a family member to read this prophet’s counsel, “From the Latter-day Prophets” (IFC), and list the things he asked us to do.

  2. 2.

    Tell the story “I Dare You!” (pages 14–16). Then talk about all the times Nephi in the Book of Mormon was courageous in choosing to do what was right. Talk about how to follow his example.

  3. 3.

    Do the “Women in the Scriptures” word search (page 23). When you are done, help each other remember the story of each of the women. Use the scriptures and the Bible Dictionary to help.

  4. 4.

    Make the flannel-board figures and use them to tell the story of Enoch, “Follow the Prophet” (pages 42–43). Talk about how we can follow the prophet today and help to build a latter-day Zion. Read the examples in “Trying to Be Like Jesus Christ” (pages 40–41) for some ideas.

  5. 5.

    Share the story “Mommy’s Day Off” (pages 30–31), then make a list of how each family member can help around your home. Find ways to have fun working together.

  6. 6.

    Make “Garden Bouquet Salad” or “Plum Cake” (page 46) for refreshments.