Guide to the Friend


Possible Ideas for Family Home Evening

  1. 1.

    There are lots of different ways to be a missionary! Read “Be a Missionary Now” (page 10). Talk about ways to share the gospel with others over the week or practice bearing your testimonies.

  2. 2.

    Talk as a family about how to receive comfort during scary times. Read “Special Witness” (page 17) and discuss the ways Elder Russell M. Nelson advises to replace fear with peace.

  3. 3.

    Read “Take the Lead!” (pages 24–25). Talk about what it means to be a good example to others. Consider a leadership trait from the article to work on over the week.

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Read “Dear Class” and “Help Stamp Out Bad Language” (pages 44–45). Discuss the need to refrain from profanity and crude language. Print out copies of Ethan’s pledge, and have everyone take the pledge to avoid bad language.

Hidden CTR Ring

Did you find the ring? Look on page 28!

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Topical Index to this Issue of the Friend

(FLF)=For Little Friends

(f)=Funstuf

(IFC)=inside front cover

(m)=music

Angels 17 Baptism 23 Book of Mormon 14 49 Choose the Right 26 42 Commandments 31 40 Faith 17 20 Family 4 26 28 30 (m) Family history 28 Friendship 8 24 26 46 General conference 11 12 Gospel standards 24 46 Heavenly Father 16 (f) 17 31 Honesty 42 Jesus Christ 14 17 49 Journals 12 Kindness 6 (f) 22 24 26 40 Language 44 45 Love 2 4 26 28 40 Missionary 8 10 20 35 (FLF) Music 4 Obedience 31 40 Ordinances 12 Quorum of the Seventy 8 23 Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 2 17 36 Pioneers 20 Pornography 38 Prayer 17 20 23 31 Prophets 2 Repentance 44 Respect 31 44 45 Sabbath 4 38 Service 2 22 Temples 18 23 30 (m) 38