Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    Read “We’re All Shoes” (pages 20–21). How do you treat people who might seem different? Sing “I’ll Walk with You” (Children’s Songbook, 140–41) and discuss how you can be kind to everyone.

  2. 2.

    Read “Who Wants to ‘Play’?” (pages 24–25) and put on the play on pages 26–27. You could even invite another family over to watch your play.

  3. 3.

    Read “Missionary Mail” (page 28) and write letters to a missionary you know. He or she could be a family member, a friend, or a missionary from your ward or branch. You could send photos of your family or draw pictures. Discuss as a family how you can be missionaries now.

  4. 4.

    Read “A 10-Year-Old Teacher” (page 36). Draw the pictures from page 37 and present a lesson on the plan of salvation. You could place pictures out of order and have a volunteer put them in the right order. Then explain Heavenly Father’s plan.

  5. 5.

    Do the Funstuf activity on page 43 as a family. Look up the scriptures and discuss how each picture shows a part of the restoration of the gospel in the latter days.

Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

  • (FLF) = For Little Friends

  • (f) = Funstuf

  • (IFC) = inside front cover

  • (v) = verse

  • Choose the Right 30

  • Church History 6, 11, 43 (f)

  • Courage 4, 8, 14

  • Faith in God 23

  • Family IFC, 2, 10, 18, 42, 44

  • Family Home Evening 24, 26, 36

  • Friendship 20, 30, 32 (FLF), 34 (FLF), 44

  • Heavenly Father IFC, 2, 8, 10, 20, 35 (FLF), 36

  • Holy Ghost IFC, 11, 36

  • Jesus Christ 11, 12, 17 (f), 23, 26, 30, 35 (FLF), 36, 40, 49

  • Journals 12, 40

  • Love and Kindness 10, 30, 32 (FLF), 44

  • Missionary Work 11, 28 (f), 30, 36

  • My Gospel Standards 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 (f), 18, 20, 30, 40

  • Obedience 26

  • Old Testament 14, 46

  • Plan of Salvation 36

  • Play 24, 26

  • Posters 29, 49

  • Prayer 2, 8, 10, 11, 29

  • Presiding Bishopric 10

  • Primary 22, 23, 32 (FLF), 40

  • Prophets IFC, 2, 12, 16 (v), 21, 23, 26, 34 (FLF), 45

  • Recipes 12, 23

  • Repentance 10

  • Scriptures 11, 12, 14, 23, 26, 29, 40, 42, 43 (f), 46, 49

  • Temple Square 6

  • Temples 22

  • Testimony 11, 12

  • Unity 2, 20

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