June 2021Dear FriendsThis page includes a letter from the staff and submissions from children about how they read the Friend.Dallin H. OaksBe KindPresident Oaks tells a story about a refugee boy who gets teased for being different. He encourages children to be kind. Adapted from a general conference address.Haley YanceyTea or Mango Juice?Chung makes the decision to drink juice because tea is against the Word of Wisdom. His friend, Jiro, helps him stand up for himself when it gets hard, even though Jiro isn’t a member of the Church.Scripture Time FunFamily Home Evening lessons based on each week’s Come, Follow Me reading assignments. For Doctrine and Covenants 60–75.Glenda Méndez de LópezA Prayer for PapiDanna’s dad was not having a good day, so Danna decided to pray for him and write him a special letter telling him how much he meant to her.Elder Christofferson Visits VietnamLearn about Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s visit to Vietnam.Temple MatchTrace the lines to match the temple to its location.Meet Karles from Puerto RicoKarles loves to help people. He helped people after a powerful earthquake in January 2020 and served the community later in the year. Learn more about Karles by reading the article.Jesus Served OthersJesus taught that it’s important to serve others. If we help others, we will be happy. This page includes an activity to help children plan a way to serve and a story from a child about serving others.Adventures in Puerto Rico with Margo and PaoloMargo and Paolo visit Puerto Rico to teach children what other cultures are like. They also extend a challenge for children to serve in their communities.Charlotte LarcabalJust Like She ImaginedKvitka was going to get baptized! But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only a few people were allowed to come watch her get baptized. Her grandma helped her feel better, though.Church History CardsLearn about Marie Cardon, an Italian convert with great faith, and Anthon Lund, a Danish convert who grew up to be a mission president and an Apostle.Find It!Find the hidden objects in the picture.Lori Fuller SosaTrying TogetherJack was in trouble. His mom yelled at him, and he yelled back. That made Jack sad. He wished his mom hadn’t yelled at him, and he wished he hadn’t yelled back. He and his mom decide to try again.Bright IdeaThis month’s message is, “The Lord knows who I am and loves me.”Océane P.My Brother Baptized MeA story written by a child about her experience being baptized. Her whole family was involved in her experience, which was just how she wanted it.Respect for Sacred ThingsHeavenly Father wants us to how respect for the special, important things that He has given us. This page shows how to be respectful and reverent as well as provides an activity to help teach children how to be respectful toward sacred things.Sharon EubankOne Peach at a TimeSister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, talks about her thoughts and feelings toward the Helping Hands invitation. She also shares a story about what she learned while picking peaches with her family as a little girl.Origami HeartsLearn how to make an origami heart, then write a kind note on it and give it to someone else!Show and TellSubmissions from children around the world talking about personal experiences with topics ranging from service to scripture study.Matt and mandyComic: Matt and Mandy learn about spiritual gifts during a Family Home Evening lesson about the seventh article of faith.For Older KidsTips for when kids are feeling discouraged, a child’s submission about her favorite scripture story, and an idea for a secret service project.Lucy Stevenson EwellAna Cumandá RiveraTaylor B.Baking Bread for My MissionA submission from a child telling a story about how he baked and sold bread to raise money for his mission. It was hard work, but he grew to enjoy it!Don’t Give Up!A page dedicated to helping children develop critical-thinking skills while they learn what it means to have determination and resilience.Amber HealeyOmbeni’s New HomeOmbeni tries to fit in at his new school in the USA after moving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but he doesn’t know English and is scared. He learns that serving can help him feel better.Children and Youth ChallengeAn activity that kids can do to encourage them to fulfil Children and Youth program requirements.For Little FriendsReverent in PrimaryA panel story written especially for little children. Sione shows how he can be reverent in Primary.The Rollins Sisters Save the Day!A panel story written especially for little children. This is a story from Church history about Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollins, who saved early copies of the Doctrine and Covenants when a mob attacked their town.I Can Be BraveThe message for this month is, “I can be brave.”Lori RiesA Day at the BeachA dialogue-free panel story created especially for little children. A family goes to a beach and looks at all the things Heavenly Father has created.Hi, Friends!Submissions from younger children about what they’re doing to grow closer to Jesus Christ.Scripture Time Fun for Little OnesSimplified Family Home Evening lessons based on each week’s Come, Follow Me reading assignments. For Doctrine and Covenants 60–75.Dear ParentsA note to parents from the Friend staff encouraging parents in their journeys to become more like Heavenly Father.