Guide to the Friend


Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read “The Invisible Visitor” (pp. 4–6) and follow the family home evening idea on page 6.

  2. 2.

    Read “Blessed Are the Peacemakers” (pp. 2–3) and Matthew 5:1–11. Ask family members to find an object to represent each beatitude, such as a bowl for “hunger and thirst after righteousness.” Family members could draw a picture if they cannot find an object. Ask family members to think of ways they can follow these beatitudes at home.

  3. 3.

    Read “Praying and Singing to Heavenly Father” (pp. 8–9). Choose a Primary song to learn together. Draw pictures to remember what each line is about. For example, Elder Michael John U. Teh mentions “Smiles” (Children’s Songbook, 267), for which you could draw pictures of a smile, a frown, and a globe. Practice the song together, taking turns holding the pictures. Talk about what the words mean and how knowing the song can help you remember to make good choices.

  4. 4.

    Turn to “Going West” (p. 23) and look up the scriptures to answer the questions together. We can be happy as we sing, dance, and pray too. Ask family members to sing and dance to a Primary song such as “Fun to Do” (Children’s Songbook, 253). Take turns making your own words and actions. Talk about how good music and praying to Heavenly Father show Him we are thankful and help us to be happy.

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Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (m) = music

  • (v) = verse

  • Appropriate Language 20

  • Baptism IFC, 32 (FLF)

  • Book of Mormon 15 (f), 16, 48

  • Choose the Right 20, 28, 38

  • Church History 22, 23, 36, 46

  • Courage 20

  • Family IFC, 2, 10, 12, 16, 27, 30 (FLF), 33 (FLF), 36, 48

  • Family History IFC, 19, 36

  • Family Home Evening 6, 49

  • Friendship 20, 28

  • Good Example 41

  • Heavenly Father 7 (m), 8, 24, 28

  • Holy Ghost IFC, 41

  • Jesus Christ 2, 28, 30 (FLF), 32 (FLF)

  • Love and Kindness 4, 22, 30 (FLF), 41

  • Missionary Work 10, 28, 41

  • Modesty 28

  • Music 7 (m), 8, 28

  • My Gospel Standards IFC, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 30 (FLF), 38, 44

  • Peacemaker 2

  • Prayer IFC, 8, 24, 28, 46

  • Priesthood IFC

  • Primary 4, 8, 16, 48

  • Prophets 2, 10, 15 (f), 46

  • Quorum of the Seventy 8, 40

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 5, 11, 37, 41

  • Scouting 38

  • Scriptures 2, 15 (f), 16, 24, 32 (FLF), 48

  • Service 44

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