Articles of Faith
Article of Faith 7

“Article of Faith 7,” Friend, Jun. 2015, 43

Article of Faith 7

Article of Faith 7

“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”

Heavenly Father blesses us with many spiritual gifts. We can use these spiritual gifts to help others and to help Heavenly Father do His work here on earth.

“Tongues” means languages. The gift of tongues is the ability to speak a language, and the interpretation of tongues is the ability to understand a language.

Articles of Faith in Action

When I was seven, I was sick with a fever for a few days. I prayed about what to do. A warm feeling came to me, and the Holy Ghost told me to ask for a blessing. I asked my dad for a blessing. He called our home teacher to come help. When my dad gave the blessing, I felt the Spirit. At the end of the day, I felt much better.

Faith M., age 11, Minnesota, USA

Memorization Tip

Article of Faith 7 is about gifts of the Spirit. Seven and Spirit both begin with s!

This Month’s Challenges

  • Memorize Article of Faith 7.

  • Read Joseph Smith—History 1:15–17. Think about the gift of visions, and bear testimony to a friend or your family about the First Vision.

  • Write a letter to a missionary. Ask about his or her experiences with the gift of tongues. Record his or her answers in your journal.

  • I challenge myself to …