Guide to the Friend
May 2009

“Guide to the Friend,” Friend, May 2009, inside back cover

Guide to the Friend

Family Home Evening Ideas

  1. Read “Three Ways to Build a Strong Testimony” (pp. 2–3). Each family member can try to fill in the blanks on page 3 as they listen. Review the answers. Talk about the three ways President Monson suggests building a strong testimony. After talking about service, you may like to complete the “Serving All His Life” activity (p. 3) and discuss what each family member can do to serve others.

  2. Read “A Day to Remember” (pp. 4–6). Share your own baptism experiences. If you have not recorded your experience, take time to write it in a journal. If you have not yet been baptized, write or draw a picture about why you will choose to be baptized.

  3. Read “Playing the Hymns” (pp. 8–9). Take turns humming or playing parts of a hymn or Primary song for others to guess like William and Emeline do (pp. 20–22). When the song is guessed correctly, sing it together.

  4. Gather materials such as string, ribbon, flowers, and leaves. Read “The May Queen” (pp. 30–32). Invite each family member to make a “crown” for another family member. (Make sure everyone gets one.) Talk about what makes each person special as he or she is presented with a crown.