Guide to the Friend

    “Guide to the Friend,” Friend, Oct. 2003, inside back cover

    Guide to the Friend

    The Guide to the Friend can help you find stories or articles for preparing lessons or talks for church or for family home evening. Look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned in the Family Home Evening Ideas. The Primary theme for October is “I’ll follow His light.”

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    1. Together read “The Little Engine That Could” (pages 2–3) by President James E. Faust. Have you ever been asked to do something hard? Discuss where you can go for courage and help. How can you help others? Read “Trying to Be Like Jesus” (pages 44–45) for some ideas.

    2. Make the diorama and use it to tell the story “Follow the Light” (pages 34–35). Paul taught many wonderful things to the people around him. Do the Funstuf activity “The Apostle Paul’s Message” (page 23) to find out what some of those teachings were.

    3. Invite an older family member to read and explain “Look to the Savior” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (page 33). Ask a brother or sister to learn and recite the poem “I Believe in Jesus” (page 17). Then do the Funstuf puzzle “I Am the Light of the World” (page 7) together.

    4. Tell the story “Butterflies and Prayer” (pages 14–16). Share times when your prayers have been answered. Continue or begin to regularly pray together as a family.

    5. Help your family learn the song “A Prophet Lives Today” (pages 24–25). Read together the story “I Want to See the Prophet” (pages 38–40). Pray for the strengthening of your own testimonies of the prophet, and plan to listen to general conference or read the talks as a family.