Alma 36–38

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon—Support Articles and Activities

July 20–26

Alma 36–38

“Look to God and Live”

CFM July Ensign

After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

Alma 37:6–7

“By Small and Simple Things”

Alma teaches his son Helaman that “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6). What small and simple things do you do every day that lead you back to God?


  • Small and Simple Things.” In this general conference address, Elder Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela of the Seventy teaches that through small and simple means, we can reach out and rescue those needing our help.

  • Simple Answers, Great Rewards.” This New Era article helps us understand the importance of the small daily actions we take to come closer to the Lord.

  • Giving Kindness Back.” In this Friend article, a young girl shares how a simple act of kindness helped someone in her class at school.

  • Happy to Help.” Read how the kids in this Friend story learned that helping in small ways can make a big difference.


  • 13 Simple Service Suggestions.” Service is a great way to use simple things to make a big impact. This New Era article presents several ways to serve those around you!

  • Small and Simple Puzzle.” By focusing on simple things, we can solve big problems! Can you find each of the pieces in this puzzle? (From the Friend.)

  • Small and Simple.” Teach this action rhyme from the Friend to your little ones to help them learn that small things make a big difference!

Alma 38:3–5


Alma praises Shiblon for being patient in his afflictions. Sometimes our trials seem to go on forever, but we have God’s promise that if we are patient and endure, He will be with us.


  • The Power of Patience.” In this general conference address, Elder Robert C. Oaks, a former member of the Seventy, shares examples of patience in others and teaches how we can develop patience ourselves.

  • How to Be Patient.” In this New Era article, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, then Second Counselor in the First Presidency, teaches what patience means and how we can make it part of our character.

  • How to Wait on the Lord.” In this New Era article, Elder Robert D. Hales (1932–2017) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches the importance of trusting in the Lord and always having faith in Him.

  • I Talked to God as a Friend.” In this Friend article, Elder Juan A. Uceda of the Seventy shares how he learned to be patient in receiving answers to his prayers.