The worldwide event was produced not just for kids, but also partly by Primary-aged boys and girls.
On Saturday, February 19, the newest Friend to Friend broadcast went live online in English, eventually to be available in 11 additional languages, according to Newsroom. The 26-minute program is the latest in a series of events hosted by the Church’s general Primary organization and features sing-alongs, arts and crafts, and messages centered on Jesus Christ.
The program, meant for all Primary boys and girls ages 18 months to 11 years old, was hosted by 11-year-old Anthony Parker and 7-year-old Alice Cartwright in the English version, along with members of the General Primary Presidency. In addition, several Primary-age kids were also working behind the scenes to help produce the program.
11-year-olds Max Middleton and Elon Thompson assisted with camera work, 9-year-old Taleah Lether helped with hair and makeup, and 8-year-old Charles Rich worked on stage management and directing. See photos of the kids at work below:
Primary children help produce Friend to Friend broadcast
The youngsters exemplified the words of Sister Susan H. Porter, First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency: “We need [Primary children’s] testimonies, their service, their strength. They have so much to give. And when they’re baptized into the Church, they are official members, and we can count on them to serve and bless and lift all of us,” she told Newsroom.
You can watch the Friend to Friend program in the player below or on YouTube, the Latter-day Saints Channel on a connected TV device, and the Latter-day Saints Channel mobile app.