A Temple Goal

In the May 1998 general conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) announced a goal to have 100 temples by the end of the century. That was less than two years away! By the end of the year 2000, 49 temples were dedicated, bringing the number of working temples to 102. Now there are more than 130 temples around the world! This was a big goal, but Heavenly Father helps us all with our goals, whether they are little or big. How has Heavenly Father helped you with a goal?

The Oquirrh Mountain Temple in Utah was the 130th dedicated temple!

Journal Junction

Take some time this month to read 3 Nephi 13:30–33. Then write in your journal about the love you have for Heavenly Father and for your earthly father.

Mini Tie Keychain

Make this fun keychain for your dad! You’ll need:

1 old necktie that can no longer be worn

1 ring keychain



  1. 1.

    Take the narrow tail end of the tie and pull it through the ring about five inches. Make sure the seam of the tie is facing down.

    keychain illustration 1
  2. 2.

    Fold the tail sideways so it is pointing to the right. Now you will be able to see the seam.

    keychain illustration 2
  3. 3.

    Wrap the tail over the top of the tie where it folds through the ring.

    keychain illustration 3
  4. 4.

    Continue wrapping the tail around the ring until the seam shows. This should look like a knot on a tie.

    keychain illustration 4
  5. 5.

    Pull the tail through the ring and down through the “knot.”

    keychain illustration 5
  6. 6.

    Cut off the mini tie keychain from the original tie. Use a dab of glue to attach the mini tie to the cut-off tail. Add a small amount of glue to the cut edge of the fabric so it won’t fray.

    keychain illustration 6

Fruit Kabobs

Enjoy a refreshing treat with these fruit kabobs. You will need a banana, grapes, pineapple chunks, vanilla yogurt, coconut flakes, and wooden skewers. Cut the banana into slices and the pineapple into small pieces. Slide the grapes and pieces of fruit onto the skewers. Hold both ends of the skewer and roll the fruit in vanilla yogurt. Then roll the fruit in coconut flakes.

Illustrations by Mark Robison