Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    In “Sharing Christmas” (pages 28–29), Sarah learns one way to be more Christlike. What things can your family do to grow closer to the Savior this Christmas? Set goals as a family and work on them during each family home evening this month.

  2. 2.

    Spencer has been saving money for his mission since before he was born. Read “Saving for My Mission” (page 43) and find out how he has saved. Talk with your family about other ways members of your family can prepare to serve full-time missions.

  3. 3.

    Use the Bringing Primary Home lesson and activity to learn more about this month’s Primary theme (pages 40–41).

  4. 4.

    Read “When We’re Helping, We’re Happy” (page 21) with your family. There are many ways to help others at Christmastime. Try making some of the recipes in the Christmas Workshop (page 18–19) and share them with friends.

  5. 5.

    December can be a busy month. Look at the Bright Idea (page 6) and think about ways to find peace in your life. Write in your journal about times this month when you feel peaceful.

Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

(FLF) = For Little Friends

(IFC) = inside front cover

(m) = music

(v) = verse

Articles of Faith 22 23 Atonement 14 Choose the Right 28 Christmas IFC 2 4 10 (v) 12 14 16 18 20 (m) 24 28 31 32–35 (FLF) 36 38 42 Church History 49 Commandments 7 Courage 28 44 Example 7 32 (FLF) 38 44 Family 4 16 31 43 Family Home Evening 18 36 40 Friend IFC Friendship 44 Jesus Christ IFC 2 4 7 12 14 20 (m) 32–35 (FLF) 36 38 40 42 46 Journals 13 Love and Kindness 4 8 10 (v) 16 28 31 32 (FLF) 38 Missionary Work 43 Music 20 (m) My Gospel Standards 8 12 44 New Testament 2 6 14 34–35 (FLF) 36 Patience 8 Poster 6 49 Primary 40 Prophets 2 4 7 12 Quorum of the Seventy 21 Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 7 Resurrection 14 Scriptures 2 6 24 32–35 (FLF) 36 40 46 Service 10 (v) 16 21 28 31 32 (FLF) 38 Temples IFC 11 Work 21

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