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5 Major Changes to the Church's "Friend" in 2018 That Will Get Kids Excited About the Gospel

Have you learned about these new features in the Friend that help kids have fun as they learn more about the gospel?

“Fortifying children to become sin-resistant is a task and a blessing for parents, grandparents, family members, teachers, and leaders,” said Primary General President Joy D. Jones in an April 2017 general conference address (“A Sin-Resistant Generation”).

This year the Friend magazine has added five new interactive features to help parents and leaders do just that.

The new features encourage children to read the Book of Mormon, do family history work, learn about the Old Testament, find answers to gospel questions, and share their testimonies.

Family History Quest

To give children a head start on their family history, the Friend has added a fun monthly activity to help them learn about their family and experience the spirit of Elijah.

After completing each Family History Quest activity, kids can cut out a paper badge and add it to a badge keeper from the January 2018 issue of the Friend. By the end of the year, children will have 12 badges and will have learned how to do family history work.

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