Guide to the Friend

“Guide to the Friend,” Friend, July 2008, 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. The Primary theme for July is “Because I know we are all children of God, I will share the gospel with others.”

Family Home Evening Ideas

Look for the FHE symbol on the pages mentioned below.

  1. Read “The Gift of the Gospel” (pp. 2–3) and “Do You Want to Go to Primary with Me?” (pp. 4–6). Talk about some of the ways you can share the gospel with your neighbors, family, and friends. Set a goal to share the gospel, and write it down where you can see it. Then pray as a family for an opportunity to share the gospel.

  2. Sing “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission” (Children’s Songbook, p. 169). Make a list of all the missionaries who are serving that you know. Read “Letters for Uncle Eddie” (pp. 18–19). Using paper, pens, crayons, watercolors, or other supplies, write a letter or draw a picture for several or all of the missionaries on your list.

  3. Recite the eighth article of faith together, then talk about the relationship between the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Read “Why do I need to study the Bible?” (p. 31). Have each family member choose his or her favorite Bible story and briefly tell it.

  4. Read “Media Missionary” (p. 46). Why is it important to keep a journal? Read “Finishing the Temple” (pp. 28–30). Would we have this story if someone had not written it down long ago? Have each family member set a personal goal for the next month to write in his or her journal. Think of a reward of something you can do as a family if everyone accomplishes his or her goal.