Learning about the Conference Center

Ethan E., age 12, Washington

I like the “A Year on Temple Square” article about the Conference Center in the October 2010 Friend. I enjoyed learning about how General Authorities read their talks from screens near the pulpit. I also think the TV in front of President Monson’s seat is convenient for him. Thank you for publishing the Friend. I love it.

Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost

Emmanuela P., age 9, Ghana

I received the gift of the Holy Ghost when I was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Holy Ghost testifies of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and helps me know the gospel is true. The Holy Ghost helps me feel good inside when I choose the right.

How We Read the Friend

Children ages 2–15 at the Barney family reunion read the Friend together. They are from Colorado, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

This year the Friend celebrates its 40th birthday! In this issue, you’ll flip over the special Funstuf section in the back. Just flip the magazine over to find 20 pages of activities. The Funstuf pages have been some of our readers’ favorites over the years. Children in 1971 enjoyed word searches, games, and puzzles as much as you do. Do you think you can do them all? (Turn to page F25 for the answers if you need help.) Thanks for helping the Friend celebrate this special year!

Illustration by Greg Newbold