Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    Read “Dear April” (pages 8–10). As a family, write letters or draw pictures for a missionary, friend, or family member. Write about or draw recent events from your life, your favorite things, expressions of love, or anything else you can think of. Be sure to send your letters—maybe you will gain a pen pal!

  2. 2.

    Read “The Language of Friendship” (pages 18–19). How did Jeff’s friendship with Will bless Jeff’s whole family? Discuss as a family some characteristics of being a good friend.

  3. 3.

    Read “He Told Me, ‘No Way’” (pages 28–29). Role-play saying, “No way!” to offers of drugs and alcohol. Then read Doctrine and Covenants 89 and talk about why Heavenly Father gave us the Word of Wisdom.

  4. 4.

    Read “Lead Me, Guide Me” (pages 44–45). Take a walk around your neighborhood and point out landmarks that can guide you home. Then discuss how the commandments are landmarks that can guide us home to Heavenly Father.

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 16 (v), 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 35 (FLF), 36, 40

  • Church History 2, 6, 12, 20, 34 (FLF), 43 (f)

  • Courage 16 (v), 28

  • Faith 2, 4, 12, 40, 44, 46

  • Family History 2

  • Friendship 8, 18, 32 (FLF)

  • Heavenly Father 12, 14, 18, 23, 32 (FLF), 44

  • Holy Ghost 4, 18, 36, 44

  • Jesus Christ 2, 11, 14, 16 (v), 23, 30, 32 (FLF), 40, 49

  • Journals 12, 40

  • Love and Kindness 30, 32 (FLF), 40

  • Missionary Work 2, 18, 26 (f)

  • Music 17 (f), 30

  • My Gospel Standards 2, 4, 8, 11, 14, 16 (v), 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 36, 40

  • Old Testament 14, 46

  • Pioneers 2, 6, 12, 20, 34 (FLF), 43 (f)

  • Posters 27, 49

  • Prayer 36, 44

  • Primary 17 (f), 22, 24, 40

  • Prophets 2, 10, 14, 26 (f)

  • Quorum of the Seventy 23

  • Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 5, 11, 21

  • Sacrifice 2, 20

  • Scriptures 12, 14, 23, 24, 26 (f), 27, 46, 49

  • Service 22, 30, 40

  • Temple Square 6

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