Helping with the Restoration

“Helping with the Restoration,” Friend, April 2020

From the First Presidency

Helping with the Restoration

Adapted from “Hope of Israel” (worldwide youth devotional, June 3, 2018), HopeOfIsrael.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Friend Magazine, 2020/04 Apr

Illustrations by Katie McDee and Carles Martí

In 1820, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith. Heavenly Father said, “This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Joseph Smith—History 1:17). The Restoration of the gospel began that day 200 years ago. It continues today!

Someday Jesus Christ will come back to the earth again. Here are four ways you can help with the Restoration and prepare for the time when Jesus will return:

  • Build your faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Find out about your family and help temple work be done for them.

  • Prepare to go to the temple.

  • Help people learn about Jesus Christ and His Church.

Doing these things will help prepare the world for the wonderful day when Jesus will come again!

Learning about the Restoration

Friend Magazine, 2020/04 Apr

The missionaries are teaching this family about how the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. Find the items below that represent parts of the Restoration.

Turn the page to learn more about the Restoration!

  • sacrament

  • Word of Wisdom

  • missionary work

  • scriptures

  • gift of the Holy Ghost

  • temples

  • family history

  • church

  • priesthood