VIDEO: Pacific Islander, Kiwi and Aussie Children Prepare for Worldwide ‘Friend to Friend’ Broadcast

Messages, activities and singalongs will invite children to follow Jesus Christ and serve others

A group of New Zealand children recently shared what it’s like being a kid, in a series of three new videos. They answer three questions in the fun, short videos:

  1. What is the best thing about being a child? 
  2. What is the hardest thing about being a child? 
  3. How does faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ help me?


The videos also serve to invite other children and their families to tune in to a first-of-its kind “Friend to Friend” for children worldwide broadcast, beginning this Saturday (20 February) in Salt Lake City, but seen around the world. Broadcast details follow.

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are extending a special invitation to Primary children ages 3–11, parents and leaders to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast, a worldwide event that premieres at 11:00 a.m. on 20 February (MST, UTC-7) or 7:00 a.m. 21 February (UTC+12) 2021, to encourage children to follow Jesus Christ and serve others as He did.

“The Saviour asked for the children to be brought to Him,” said President Joy D. Jones, of the Church’s Primary general presidency, referencing scriptures about the life of Jesus found in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.

“This event is an opportunity to bring the children to [Jesus], for them to have an experience to draw closer to Him, feel the Spirit and feel that special love that is there for each and every one of them,” Sister Jones shared.

“The core message of this whole event is that we can help just like Jesus, and that by following His example, we can help others and make our communities and our families a much better place where we all feel the love of the Saviour,” she added.

The interactive broadcast for children — similar to the Church’s Face to Face-style events — will have President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Ulisses S. Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and members of the Primary general presidency all sharing Christ-centered messages.

In addition to hearing from Church leaders, the Friend to Friend program will introduce Latter-day Saint children around the world, including some from Tahiti.

The broadcast has been designed to be engaging for children, with simple activities such as singalongs and crafts that can be replicated at home. The program’s activities also change every 2-3 minutes and will be edited into shorter video segments for use in homes and church classes.

How to Participate

The event will be available on, and YouTube beginning on Saturday, February 20, at 11 a.m. UTC -7 in English (including ASL), Spanish and Portuguese. Starting March 13, 2021, the event will be available in Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Cebuano and Tagalog.

Parents are encouraged to watch the event with their children at their convenience. Primary leaders and teachers may wish to share this event with children who may not be watching with their parents.

Children will be invited to participate in activities and are encouraged to have a piece of paper, drawing utensils and scriptures nearby.

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