January 2018 Cover Table of Contents Friends by MailCollection of letters from children about reading the Friend. Thomas S. MonsonLet Your Light ShinePresident Monson teaches that each of us need to share the Light of Christ we have within us by keeping our testimony burning brightly and by serving others. Christy JepsonAdam’s Big Green CastMatthew helps his little brother have a good day after he comes home from the hospital in a cast. Family Night FunDo a service-themed game and make s’mores for family home evening. Bright Idea Find It! Janice Kapp PerryLight the World with Love Kasey TrossForts and FriendshipCallie’s friend Marco goes to a different church. They have a lot in common, and he’s a good example to her. Russell M. NelsonApostles Testify of ChristLearn about how Jesus blessed and healed people when He was on earth. He can bless and heal us too! Sharing Snacks and SmilesTwo siblings make snack kits to give to those who are currently homeless. Ray Goldrup and Maryssa DennisA Friend for Mr. MauriceA boy learns that his neighbor isn’t so grumpy after all. Ready, Set, Go!Get a box or binder ready for family-history activities throughout the year! Jehovah Helped Create the EarthLearn about Jesus Christ, known as Jehovah in the Old Testament. Show and TellCollection of quotes and art from children. Book of Mormon Reading ClubRead this month’s Book of Mormon verse, and tell the Friend what you love about the Book of Mormon! Chloe D.“Am I a Child of God?”A girl wonders if she’s a child of God even if she wasn’t born with “parents kind and dear.” “Lead Me, Guide Me” GamePlay a game about how Heavenly Father helps us through life’s challenges. An Answer for LuciaLucia doesn’t understand a Bible verse that her teacher shares at school, so she asks the missionaries to help her understand the Godhead. Claudio R. M. CostaMoroni and the MechanicWhen a family gets stranded with car trouble, the young son is a good example by praying for help. Matt and MandyMandy and her friend play the piano together and learn about being in harmony. For Older KidsService challenges, journal prompts, and more for older kids. Eric B. MurdockLucas and the BullyLucas stands up to a bully, but then realizes that he hadn’t been very nice about it. What’s on Your Mind?An answer to a question about why we should keep God’s commandments. Food & FunMake a rubber-band book and experiment with fun cocoa recipes! Breanne RichardsForgiving DemiMae prays for peace and for help forgiving a classmate who made fun of her for being so tall. Shannon TuttleColors of KindnessAn activity about Jesus’s example of kindness. Stop and Flip Friend Junior For Parents of Little OnesHelp for getting you and your children get ready for the Sabbath. Jordan WrightI Can PrayA poem about prayer. Jennifer MaddyFollowing Paw PrintsDerek follows Jesus’s example by helping others. Kim Webb ReidThe CreationHeavenly Father created a beautiful earth for us. Coloring PageColoring page about the Creation. Jane McBrideHeavenly Stepping-StonesShannon learns that she can start now to follow Jesus.