Friends in the News


Alexis, Aiden, Aspen, and Ash B., 10, 9, 6, and 5, Arizona, enjoy spending time together. One of their favorite activities is searching through their grandmother’s craft room for spare materials to create new toys and artwork. They also enjoy reading the Friend together each month. This year they all go to the same school. They are good examples by being friendly and by helping younger children on the school bus.

Reva G., 11, Utah, likes her horse, P.D. She enjoys drawing, reading, and playing with friends. She plays the piano and is memorizing the Articles of Faith. She looks forward to turning 12.

Jesse W., 9, Utah, has five brothers and likes to snowboard and play soccer and football. He is thoughtful and helpful. He likes to plan the activity for family home evening. He also likes date night with his mom and dad.

Deseret-Oasis Ward

The Primary children in the Deseret-Oasis Ward, Delta Utah West Stake, had fun as they tied nine quilts. The quilts were donated to the Church Humanitarian Center.

Logan and Mason C., 5 and 3, Missouri, like playing together, especially football and with their farm toys. Logan was a good example by telling his friends not to take Heavenly Father’s name in vain. Mason is excited to start preschool so he can attend school like his big brother. He loves leading the music for family home evening and always chooses to sing “Once There Was a Snowman.”

McKay L., 7, California, enjoys reading and playing sports. One of his favorite books to read is the Book of Mormon. He looks forward to being baptized. He has a kind heart, is a good friend, and is a wonderful big brother.

Glory, Faith, Precious, Favour, and Promise D., 11, 8, 6, 5, and 3, South Africa, enjoy Primary and family home evening. Glory is preparing to join the Young Women program. She likes school, singing, ballet, netball, and reading the Friend. Faith enjoys reading the Friend and bearing her testimony. She loves her friends and teachers at Primary. She plays soccer and hopes to be an actress. Precious likes to play games and dance. He received awards for playing soccer, is a good listener, and bears his testimony during family home evening. Favour likes music and conducts hymns for family home evening. She enjoys asking visitors lots of questions. Promise likes to pray. He also likes going to church, singing, and playing with toy cars.

Sarah Ruth J., 5, Utah, has memorized all 13 Articles of Faith songs. She loves to hum Primary songs, play at the park with her brother Andrew, and help watch her baby brother, Jonathan. She also likes to iron with her grandma.

Idaho Falls 15th Ward

The Primary children of the Idaho Falls 15th Ward, Idaho Falls South Stake, had a special quarterly activity called “A Day with the Friend.” They participated in story time, Funstuf, Kitchen Krafts, and Special Witness activities. Then they made fleece balls to donate to the Church Humanitarian Center.

Ben Lomond 11th Ward

The Primary children of the Ben Lomond 11th Ward, North Ogden Utah Ben Lomond Stake, filled 50 bags with school supplies and toys to send to children and orphanages in Ecuador. The project was a huge success because of the children’s enthusiasm and the donations from ward members.

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