Friend for the Family

Joshua W., age 7, Utah, USA

My mom told me it was my turn to teach the lesson for family home evening. At first, I didn’t know what to do, but then I remembered I could read a story from the Friend. I chose a story about being honest. Then I asked my family questions about the story. I felt happy that I taught the lesson all by myself. My family said I did a great job!

The Book of Mormon Is True

Mishelle G., age 6, Utah, USA

My favorite part in the January 2012 Friend was “Fiction or Nonfiction?” Like Jennifer in this story, I like to read books, both fiction and nonfiction. I also know that the Book of Mormon is true and it is a nonfiction book because it talks about the people who lived here on earth many years ago. It also talks about God and Jesus Christ. I know God and Jesus Christ live.

A Friendly Missionary

Owen B., age 11, New Hampshire, USA

The Friend helps me come up with good ideas for the talks I give in Primary. My favorite story is “Missionary Friend” (Sept. 2012). It teaches me to invite friends and bring them to church.

How We Read the Friend

Front: Hailey R., age 9; Megan J., age 8; Natasha E., age 9; Hailey B., age 9; Back: Cassi R., age 9; Hailey G., age 9; McKinsey F., age 9; Jordyn A., age 10, Idaho, USA

We love to read the Friend together in our activity day group!

Dear Friends,

Have you ever wondered if a word you heard someone say at school is OK to say or not? Or maybe you have wondered if an outfit is modest or not, or if it would be OK to play sports on Sunday just once. This month you will find three stories about kids who had to deal with questions like these. Look on pages 7, 42–43, and 44–46. Then write us to let us know if these stories helped you!

Be strong!

The Friend

Was there a letter or a story in this month’s issue that helped you? Tell us about it. Turn to page 48 to find out how.