Guide to the Friend


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    As a family, read “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission” (page 27). Talk about dress standards, and practice some of the Dress for Success techniques together, like ironing and mending.

  2. 2.

    Read “Finding Amigos” (pages 46–47). Make a list of ways you can be a friend to those around you.

  3. 3.

    Read President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s message, “There Is Work to Do!” (page 2). Set goals for how you can work harder and do better at school. You can use the “Ready-for-School Backpack” on pages 24–25 to help!

  4. 4.

    Read the Bringing Primary Home lesson on serving God with all your heart, might, mind, and strength (pages 42–43). Talk about ways you and your family can serve God and serve others.

  5. 5.

    Fill out the Friend survey (page 30) and send it to us! Talk about how the Church magazines can benefit your family.

Hidden CTR Ring

Did you find the ring? Look on page 44!

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Topical Index to This Issue of the Friend

Book of Mormon 6 Choose the right 21 Church history 14 Clothing 27 Courage 31 34 36 Example 5 20 Family 10 18 Family home evening 44 45 Friendship 38 46 Hard work 2 28 Jesus Christ 16 17 32 Kindness 31 42 43 Missionary work 5 26 27 Music 11 Nature 37 Prayer 28 46 Repentance 22 School 24 Service 8 18 42 43 Tithing 20 Word of Wisdom 21