What’s on Your Mind?
September 2019

“What’s on Your Mind?” Friend, September 2019

What’s on Your Mind?

I’m going to the temple for the first time soon, and I’m nervous about my interview with the bishop. What kind of questions will he ask? —Anxious in Acapulco

letter from the Friend

Coins by Beth M. Whittaker; Savior and baptism by Matt Smith; temple by Steve Kropp

Dear Anxious,

Here are some of the things your bishop or branch president will talk with you about in your interview. A parent can come with you if you want. And you can always ask questions about anything you want to understand better.

We love you!

The Friend

  • Do you have faith in Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?

  • Do you support your Church leaders (like the prophet, the apostles, and your bishop)?

  • Do you keep your mind and body clean and pure?

  • Do you try hard to keep the covenants you made when you were baptized?

  • Do you follow the commandments?

  • Are you honest?

  • Do you pay a full 10-percent tithing?

  • Do you keep the Word of Wisdom?

  • Do you feel you are worthy to enter the Lord’s house?

Even if you’re not going to the temple right away, you can still get a temple recommend if you’re in Young Women or hold the Aaronic Priesthood. It helps you remember to stay worthy to go to the temple someday!