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. The Primary theme for June is “The temple is a blessing for me and my family.”

Family Home Evening Ideas

Look for the FHE symbol on the pages mentioned below.

  1. 1.

    Read “Faith in God” (pp. 8–10). Make plans to use the Faith in God guidebook in some of your future family home evenings by assigning specific lessons or dates when lessons from the Faith in God guidebook will be taught. Complete the “My Gospel Standards Matching Game” (p. 11), and write down specific goals to keep these standards all your life.

  2. 2.

    Read “A Friend in Need” (pp. 20–22) and the story of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–37). Make a list of some people who could use an extra friend—a schoolmate, a neighbor, or a ward member. Discuss how you can be a friend to each of these people. Then go as a family to visit one of the people on your list. Listen to them and love them.

  3. 3.

    Complete the “Gospel by the Numbers” activity (pp. 24–25). Look up each of the scriptures and tell the story or discuss the principle in each scripture. Draw your own pictures representing the 15 gospel items.

  4. 4.

    Show a picture of a temple. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19 and Special Witness by Elder Bednar (p. 31). Write down goals that will help you treat your body like a temple. Start following Elder Bednar’s counsel by having a fashion show where everyone wears modest, clean clothes. Then eat a healthy snack.

  5. 5.

    Read “What’s a Pioneer?” (pp. 38–40) and share a few stories about your ancestors. Even if your ancestors didn’t cross the plains like the early Church pioneers, what did they do to be pioneers? As a family, set an important goal and record it in your journal. Regularly note your progress in family home evening until the goal is accomplished.

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Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IBC) = inside back cover

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (m) = music

  • (v) = verse

  • Book of Mormon 24, 32, 44, 48

  • Choose the Right IFC, 16, 27, 31, 32, 38

  • Faith in God Program 7 (f), 8, 11

  • Family IFC, 4, 8, 12, 15, 16, 26 (f), 28, 34 (FLF), 41

  • Family History 38

  • Family Home Evening IFC, 8, 36 (FLF, v), IBC

  • General Conference 6

  • Heavenly Father 2, 8, 27, 32

  • Holy Ghost IFC, 2

  • Jesus Christ IFC, 2, 8, 32

  • Joseph Smith 44, 48

  • Love and Kindness 12, 20, 32

  • Music 23

  • My Gospel Standards IFC, 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 27, 28, 31, 32, 37 (FLF)

  • Pioneer 38

  • Prayer 8, 32

  • Primary IFC, 7 (f), 8, 11, 16, 20, 27

  • Prophets 2, 6, 22, 23 (m), 40, 44

  • Quorums of the Seventy 6

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 5, 6, 31

  • Sabbath Day 27

  • Scriptures 24, 32, 41, 44, 48

  • Service 20, 32

  • Temples 4, 16, 31, 34 (FLF), 37 (FLF), 41