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The Friend (LDS magazine)

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The Friend (LDS magazine)

The Friend
Frequency Monthly
Publisher The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
First issue January 1971
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0009-4102

The Friend is the monthly English language children's magazine published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is aimed at those of Primary age (Primary is the name for the young LDS children's Sunday school program), approximately ages 3 through 12. It includes messages from church leaders, stories, crafts, recipes, and artwork and poetry submitted by readers.

The Friend is the successor to The Children's Friend, the official magazine of the LDS Church for children between 1902 and 1970. The Friend has been published monthly since January 1971.

Material from The Friend is translated into over 50 languages and published in various language editions of the Liahona, the church's official international magazine.


  • Editors 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Since 1977, the editor of The Friend has been a general authority of the LDS Church.

See also


  1. ^ a b Rex D. Pinegar and Joe J. Christensen were co-editors thru 1994.

External links

  • official homepageThe Friend
  • The FriendHTML archive of (1971–present)

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