Testimony Toolbox
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“Testimony Toolbox,” Friend, Apr. 2015, 24–25

Testimony Toolbox

Adapted from Elder Richard G. Scott, “Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority,” Ensign, Nov. 2014, 92–95.

Scott, Richard G.
Friend Magazine, 2015/04 Apr

Our Father in Heaven has given us tools to build a strong testimony. Cut out the tools and toolbox. Glue the toolbox to an envelope. As a family, talk about how you can make each tool part of your daily life. Then put the tools in the toolbox. Keep it where it will remind your family how to build a strong testimony.


Heavenly Father wants us to talk to Him often. He wants us to share our thoughts and feelings with Him. He wants to hear about everything—the good, the bad, the boring, the challenging, and the exciting. We need to pray morning and night.

Promised blessings: Your heart will be filled with peace. You will be more able to overcome challenges. You will be protected from worldly influences.

Scripture Study

The scriptures are one way that Heavenly Father speaks to us. We should read the scriptures, think about them, and then do what the Spirit teaches us. Making time to read the scriptures is very important! It’s more important than television shows, video games, or social media.

Promised blessings: You will have peace in your heart and strength to overcome temptations. Your personal peace will make the world a better place. Your faith in Jesus Christ will grow stronger.

Family Home Evening

We should set aside a night each week for our family to be at home together. We shouldn’t let sports, homework, or anything else become more important than this time together. Family home evening should be a safe, happy time when we can talk with each other, share testimonies, and have fun!

Promised blessings: You can have less stress in your life. Your family will be guided and protected.

Going to the Temple

The temple is the most peaceful place on earth. We can all either get a temple recommend or set a goal to get one someday. Make time to be in and around the temple.

Promised blessings: You will feel peace and learn about the Savior. You will learn about your family’s history as you prepare names to take to the temple.