Each new member of the Church needs friendship, a responsibility, and nurturing with
“the good word of God”
"And after they had been received unto baptism, and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the church of Christ; and their names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of their faith."(Moroni 6:4).
We can help new members by befriending them, serving alongside them, and sharing our testimonies with them.
"What does it mean to be a true friend?"
To me a true friend is someone who
loves unconditionally. Someone who doesn't care where you came from, or what you have done but sees who you are and where you are going. Our Savior is one of the truest and most compassionate friends we have. And we can each be that kind of friend to our newest most fragile testimonies. I know that we can each be a good friend to a new member of the church. Invite them into our homes, and to our family home evenings. Let's make sure their testimonies grow stronger by being the very best example of the Savior.
"Why is it especially important for us to be good friends to new members of the Church?"