July 2021 Dear FriendsThis page includes a letter from the staff and submissions from children about how they read the Friend. Heavenly Father’s Plan of HappinessPresident Henry B. Eyring explains the reasons Heavenly Father has for creating the plan of salvation and how to find happiness in choosing the right. Also includes a coloring page. Winfred’s New RecipeWinfred learns that serving others helps her be happy. Scripture Time FunHome evening lessons and activities based on the Come, Follow Me lessons for each week of the month. For Doctrine and Covenants 76–84. A Postponed TripFreddie’s dad goes to South Korea because Freddie’s grandpa is very sick. Freddie wants to go with his dad, but his family doesn’t have enough money. He prays for his grandpa every day instead. Elder Andersen Visits ThailandLearn about Elder Andersen’s visit to Thailand. Find It!Find the hidden objects in the picture. Meet Eta from American SamoaMeet a girl from American Samoa who helps like Jesus. Jesus Shared with OthersJesus shared bread and fish with His disciples and told them to help others. Set a goal to share with someone else. Adventures in America Samoa with Margo and PaoloLearn about American Samoa and take this month’s Helping Hands challenge. A Dream for DieterA panel story describing Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s journey to becoming an airplane pilot and how children can become whatever they want to be. Church History CardsLearn about Joseph F. Smith, who was Joseph Smith’s nephew and eventually the prophet, and Ma Naoheakamalu Manuhii, who took care of President Smith while he was a missionary in Hawaii. Pioneers Then and NowFind the differences between these two pioneer pictures. Secrets and SurprisesA girl “rescues” a paper doll from a store and realizes that she stole it. She decides to tell her mom instead of keeping it a secret. She also learns what the difference is between a secret and a surprise. Protect YourselfWhat children can do and say to keep themselves safe from people and things that make them uncomfortable. Also encourages children to think about who they can talk to if something is wrong. I Feel My Savior’s LoveA simplified version of the song from the Children’s Songbook. Plan of Salvation Board GameA game designed to teach children about the plan of salvation and encourage them to choose the right to reach the celestial kingdom. River Rock RescueElder Juan Pablo Villar of the Seventy shares a story about how he got stuck in between some rocks until his big brother found him and helped him out. He testifies that Jesus will “pull us out of danger.” Memory GameStudy the image and see what you can remember. Show and TellSubmissions from children around the world talking about personal experiences with topics ranging from baptism to service and family. Matt and MandyMandy gets to bear her testimony about the Bible and the Book of Mormon to her Christian friend. Based on the eighth Article of Faith. For Older KidsThis page includes a tip for preparing to go to the temple, a family history idea, and a submission from a child about how excited he is for a temple to be built nearby. Vaha’i TongaVaha’i was such an example to his friends at boarding school that they stopped making fun of him for praying. They even started praying and going to church with him, and some got baptized! Courage to Stand AloneA page designed for children to write down and draw their own stories. It also encourages children to think about what they will do in the future. Come, Follow Me during COVIDDuring the pandemic, Sarah learned that praying is important to do during any kind of studying, and that includes before starting on her homework. The Honesty QuestionChristy got nominated for an award at school, but she couldn’t think of answers for the survey. She lied in one of her answers and felt terrible, so she went back to school to apologize. Draw the TownThese missionaries are walking around town looking for people to teach. Help them by drawing their town and some people they can talk to! For Little Friends Helping at the MarketMarta helps an elderly man find his lost dog. She feels good when she helps others. Also includes an activity where children look for other people for Marta to help. A Vision of God’s PlanAn illustrated version of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery receiving a vision of the plan of salvation and what it means for everyone on earth. Heavenly Father Has a Plan for MeA coloring page designed especially for little children, centered on Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness. Tomoshi’s Favorite JobTomoshi got to go with his mom to water the flowers at the church building every week. It was his favorite thing to do because he got to see all kinds of beautiful things on the way to the church. Little ThingsEven little children can do things that will help them learn about the gospel. A short poem with actions for every line. Scripture Time Fun for Little OnesThese ideas go along with Come, Follow Me—for Individuals and Families each week. Specifically designed for younger children. For Doctrine and Covenants 76–84. Dear ParentsA note to parents encouraging them to protect their children from abuse.