Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    Read “Helping Feed the Savior’s Lambs” (pages 2–3). How is Jesus Christ like a shepherd? How are people like lambs? Color the pictures on page 3 as you discuss ways to feed the Savior’s lambs. Younger children could complete the activity on page 34.

  2. 2.

    What talents do you have within your family? Read “Making a Difference” (pages 8–9). Ryan didn’t feel like he could write well, but he could draw well. Take turns sharing observations about each family member’s talents. You could write down what your family members say about you in your journal.

  3. 3.

    Read “How can I be a missionary now?” on page 11. Then read about young member missionaries on page 13. Make a goal with your family to share the gospel. You could write your testimonies in copies of the Book of Mormon and give them away, invite friends to church, or invite another family over for family home evening.

  4. 4.

    Hold your own family art exhibit! Encourage each family member to create a work of art relating to the topics listed on page 39. Display the artwork for a week. Then encourage your children ages 5–12 to enter the Children’s Art Exhibit.

Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (m) = music

  • (v) = verse

  • Choose the Right 12, 28, 30, 44

  • Church History 12, 26 (f), 40

  • Death 4

  • Faith 2, 11, 20 (f), 22, 27

  • Family 18, 36, 43 (f)

  • Family History 4, 12

  • Forgiveness 14, 46

  • Friendship 8, 10, 11, 12, 30

  • General Conference IFC

  • Heavenly Father 2, 14, 16 (v), 18, 21

  • Holy Ghost 16 (v), 42

  • Jesus Christ IFC, 2, 14, 16 (v), 21, 24 (m), 27, 30, 32–34 (FLF), 40, 42, 49

  • Joseph Smith 12, 16 (v), 26 (f), 40, 42

  • Journals 12, 40

  • Love and Kindness IFC, 2, 8, 10, 30, 32–34 (FLF), 36

  • Missionary Work 8, 10, 11, 12, 26 (f), 30

  • Music 6, 22, 24 (m)

  • My Gospel Standards IFC, 2, 8, 11, 18, 29, 30, 34 (FLF), 40, 46, 49

  • Old Testament 14, 46

  • Prayer IFC, 12, 16 (v)

  • Primary 19, 22, 30, 40, 46

  • Prophets 2, 9, 10, 12, 16 (v), 26 (f), 40, 42

  • Quorum of the Seventy 21, 37

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 11

  • Reverence IFC, 30, 35 (FLF, v)

  • Scriptures 14, 20 (f), 27, 32–34 (FLF), 42, 46, 49

  • Service 2, 22, 32–34 (FLF)

  • Temple Square 6

  • Temples 18

  • Testimony IFC, 21, 42

  • Tithing 44

  • Worldwide Church 6, 38, 39

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