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. Look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned in the Family Home Evening Ideas. The Primary theme for June is “Temples are a sign of the true church.”

Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read “The Holy Spirit” (pages 2–3) by President James E. Faust. Make a poster of the four guidelines and rules he suggests for receiving inspiration through the Holy Ghost. Post it where it will be seen. Invite family members to share, if they wish, experiences they have had with the Holy Spirit.

  2. 2.

    Ask a parent or an older brother or sister to tell Elder L. Edward Brown’s experiences with “The Power of Prayer” (pages 8–9). Resolve as a family to continue or to begin to have family prayer morning and evening.

  3. 3.

    Talk about the history presented in “The Nauvoo Temple” (pages 26–27). Tell the story of how Primary children contributed to the rebuilding of this temple (see “Penny by Penny,” pages 24–25). Share your feelings about the temple in your temple district.

  4. 4.

    Using the pictures, tell the story “The Ten Lepers” (pages 12–13) and talk about the importance of gratitude. List some of the things you have to be thankful for. One of them is your family. Learn together the song “Our Family Place” (page 41), or recite the poem “Our Family Garden” (page 48). Remember to thank Heavenly Father for your blessings.

  5. 5.

    Read “Cowboy Baseball” (pages 16–20). Discuss the importance of accepting, including, and being a good example to people who are different from you. Using the pictures, tell the story “The Good Shepherd” (pages 14–15) and explain that Jesus loves and wants to help everyone.

  6. 6.

    For a fun activity, you may want to do “Fathers in the Scriptures” (page 42). Or draw your own pictures of President Gordon B. Hinckley and add them to those on the cover of this issue. Write “Follow the Prophet” under your pictures and hang them where you will see them often.