Guide to the Friend


Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read “Three Ways to Build a Strong Testimony” (pp. 2–3). Each family member can try to fill in the blanks on page 3 as they listen. Review the answers. Talk about the three ways President Monson suggests building a strong testimony. After talking about service, you may like to complete the “Serving All His Life” activity (p. 3) and discuss what each family member can do to serve others.

  2. 2.

    Read “A Day to Remember” (pp. 4–6). Share your own baptism experiences. If you have not recorded your experience, take time to write it in a journal. If you have not yet been baptized, write or draw a picture about why you will choose to be baptized.

  3. 3.

    Read “Playing the Hymns” (pp. 8–9). Take turns humming or playing parts of a hymn or Primary song for others to guess like William and Emeline do (pp. 20–22). When the song is guessed correctly, sing it together.

  4. 4.

    Gather materials such as string, ribbon, flowers, and leaves. Read “The May Queen” (pp. 30–32). Invite each family member to make a “crown” for another family member. (Make sure everyone gets one.) Talk about what makes each person special as he or she is presented with a crown.

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Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (v) = verse

  • Articles of Faith IFC

  • Baptism 4, 10, 17

  • Book of Mormon 7 (v), 38

  • Book Reviews 44

  • Choose the Right IFC, 33, 34 (FLF), 46

  • Church History 13 (f)

  • Faith 2

  • Family 14, 20, 23, 30, 34 (FLF), 48

  • Friendship 7 (v), 20, 28 (f), 29 (f), 30, 42, 46, 48

  • Heavenly Father 7 (v), 10, 24, 26, 37 (FLF), 38

  • Holy Ghost 7 (v), 10, 26, 33

  • Jesus Christ 7 (v), 26, 37 (FLF), 38, 46

  • Learning IFC, 8, 26, 44, 48

  • Love and Kindness 14, 30, 34 (FLF), 42, 46

  • Music 8, 20, 46

  • My Gospel Standards IFC, 2, 4, 7 (v), 10, 14, 20, 28 (f), 33, 34 (FLF), 42, 46

  • Prayer IFC, 2

  • Primary 10, 17, 42

  • Prophets 2, 6, 16, 27, 38

  • Quorum of the Seventy 8

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 32, 33

  • Reverence 26

  • Sabbath Day IFC

  • Scriptures 2, 7 (v), 17, 29 (f), 38

  • Service 2, 8, 14, 34 (FLF), 42, 46

  • Testimony 2, 20, 38

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