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Children are invited to learn more about temples in new Friend to Friend broadcast

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A youth explorer takes audiences on a journey to learn more about the temple in an upcoming Friend to Friend event, available for viewing on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Children are invited to learn more about temples in new Friend to Friend broadcast

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A youth explorer takes audiences on a journey to learn more about the temple in an upcoming Friend to Friend event, available for viewing on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Children ages 3-11, their parents and Primary leaders and teachers are invited to watch an upcoming Friend to Friend virtual event with activities, music and messages from Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the Primary general presidency.

The Face to Face-style broadcast, titled “Temples Are the House of the Lord,” will be available starting Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Primary General President Camille N. Johnson said, “We are delighted to have filmed this Friend to Friend at the Church History Museum’s ‘Temples Dot the Earth’ exhibit, which helps children and families discover the history and purpose of temple building in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.“

She continued, “As a presidency, we visited the interactive exhibit shortly after we began our service and felt impressed to find a way to share it with all our Primary children around the world.  We are so pleased to see that impression bear fruit!  We trust that this Friend to Friend will help our dear children understand that the Savior is at the heart of all we learn and do in the House of the Lord, and that they will look forward to participating in ordinances and making covenants there.”

The broadcast was previously scheduled for July 16, 2022, but was rescheduled so all languages will be released at the same time.

The video broadcast will be produced in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Additionally, translated versions will be available in French, Italian, German, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese, according to information about the event posted on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Video segments to be made available on demand

Like previous Friend to Friend broadcasts, parents are encouraged to watch the event with their children at their convenience — during the live broadcast, during home evening, on Sunday or at another time. The event will have short segments that can be watched over and over again.

These videos will be available in all languages listed above on broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, the Gospel for Kids YouTube (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), Gospel Library, and Gospel Media.

Previous Friend to Friend events

During the first Friend to Friend broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, two young “field reporters” took the virtual audience inside Elder Ulisses Soares’ office and spoke with the Apostle about making covenants with God at baptism.

The virtual audience of Primary boys and girls, parents and leaders sang songs, colored pictures, played with rocks, “traveled” around the world to hear stories and listened to special messages from President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Soares and the Primary general presidency. 

Read more: What a story from Elder Soares’ youth taught Primary children during the Friend to Friend

In the second Friend to Friend broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, the Primary general presidency joined the children hosts and explorer to help children learn more about baptism, the Holy Ghost and the sacrament. 

Originating in English, Spanish and Portuguese, the broadcast included interactive activities, videos and songs focused on the covenant path. Like the first event, it is now available on the Gospel for Kids YouTube channel for on-demand viewing. 

Read more: Friend to Friend for children teaches about baptism, the Holy Ghost and the sacrament by ‘exploring’ the covenant path

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