“Article of Faith 5,” Friend, Apr. 2015, 43
“We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.”
Not just anyone can decide who should be a Primary teacher or any other calling. The bishop can call people to serve in the ward because he has authority. That means he has permission and power to act from Heavenly Father. After people accept a new calling, they are set apart. That means someone with authority blesses them and gives them the priesthood authority to do their calling.
I have a testimony that the things the bishop asks us to do will help us in our lives. The bishop asked the Primary kids this year to memorize the articles of faith. I memorized all of them. Later I was on the bus with my friend, and the conversation popped up about our beliefs. I told her that I read the Book of Mormon, and I didn’t really know what to say after that. And then the eighth article of faith popped in my head, and I recited it.
Allison H., age 9, Illinois, USA
There are five fingers on each hand, so Article of Faith 5 is about the laying on of hands.