Baptism and Confirmation Special Edition Friend Magazine


Did anyone else notice that the August 2023 Friend magazine is a special edition?  It’s completely focused on baptism and confirmation which is a really great resource for Primary children getting baptized!

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This Baptism and Confirmation special edition Friend magazine is similar to the October 2010 Ensign & Liahona Temples special edition.

Find more details on this special edition on the Church’s website.  Or download and print the PDF. I love the inside cover message from the First Presidency:

We hope you will enjoy this special issue of the Friend. It is all about being baptized and confirmed.

If you have just been baptized, we welcome you as a new member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

When you are baptized, you are following the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. You promise to remember the Savior and keep His commandments. These promises are called covenants. When you are confirmed, you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost can comfort, guide, and inspire you throughout your life.

If you have already been baptized, we encourage you to remember the covenant you made at baptism and try to follow Jesus every day.

If you haven’t been baptized yet, we hope you will prepare by learning more about this important step.

We are so very proud of each of you. We know that Heavenly Father is watching over you. He loves you very much, and so do we.

The First Presidency

Baptism Gifts

If you have a Primary child getting baptized, or who was just baptized, this magazine makes for a wonderful baptism gift!  The end of the magazine has details about how to order additional copies:

This special baptism issue is for all children, especially those who are preparing to be baptized. You can order a copy for any child, including those in your family or Primary:

  1. Order copies for your ward or branch using the annual curriculum order form.

  2. Order individual copies at

  3. Buy individual copies at your local Distribution Center or by contacting the Global Services Department.

You can also download a printer-friendly version of “My Baptism and Confirmation” (p. 16).

Baptism and Confirmation Special Edition Singing Time Ideas

Camille's Primary Ideas: Walk Along the Covenant Path Primary Singing Time Idea

Teach Primary children what it means to walk along the covenant path using this activity from this issue! It’s a perfect fit for a 5th Sunday, after the Primary program or any time during the year!

More Baptism Helps

If you need more help with an upcoming Primary child’s baptism, make sure to scroll through all my baptism helps.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Baptism greeting card for boy or girl

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