Guide to the Friend


Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. 1.

    Read “A Prophet’s Love” (pages 2–3) and do the “Climbing the Stairs” activity on page 2. Make a goal to serve in the three ways you listed throughout the week.

  2. 2.

    Read “The Pumpkin Experiment” (pages 4–6). What effect did Abby’s kindness have on Rachel? Fill a glass with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Watch as the water changes color. Just as the food coloring influences the color of the water, a person can have a great influence on someone else. As a family, discuss ways that you can be a good influence on others.

  3. 3.

    Turn to “My Family Tree” (pages 24–25), and read the poem on page 24. Why is it important to know your family’s history? As a family, complete the family tree activity. As you fill in the spaces for your family members, find out something interesting about them such as a favorite hobby or special experience. Record what you learn in a family journal.

  4. 4.

    Read “Questions and Answers about the Temple” (pages 40–41). Write down any other questions you have about the temple, and ask your parents or Primary leaders. Draw a picture of a temple and hang it somewhere that you can see it every day.

Spot the Differences answers

Answers to “Spot the Differences” on page 26

Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (v) = verse

  • Baptism 8, 10, 42

  • Body Image 44

  • Choose the Right 28, 31, 38, 48

  • Church History 26 (f), 42, 47

  • Family 8, 10, 14, 17 (f), 18, 20, 22, 24 (v), 27, 30, 34 (FLF), 37 (FLF)

  • Family History 24 (v)

  • Friendship 4, 20

  • Heavenly Father 14, 20, 22, 44, 48

  • Holy Ghost IFC, 28

  • Jesus Christ 10, 22, 23 (f), 34 (FLF), 36 (FLF), 38

  • Joseph Smith 26 (f), 42, 47

  • Love and Kindness IFC, 2, 4, 38, 42, 48

  • My Gospel Standards 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20, 28, 34 (FLF), 38, 48

  • Prayer 4, 38

  • Prophets 2, 6, 14, 42, 47

  • Quorum of the Seventy 8, 11

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 21, 31, 46, 48

  • Sabbath Day 38

  • Scriptures 14, 23 (f), 36 (FLF), 40, 47

  • Service 2, 7

  • Temples 7, 8, 10, 20, 40

  • Tithing 31

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