Friends by Mail


Heavenly Father Is There

A few months ago, my mama read a story to me from the Friend. It was about a little boy who wanted to know if Heavenly Father was real (“Micah’s Miracle,” October 2002, 4–6). One night he had a terrible nightmare. When he woke up, he prayed for help to feel safe. At the same moment, his dad woke up and decided that he should check on his son. When his dad came, the little boy knew that his prayer had been answered and that Heavenly Father really was there and loved him.

Shortly after hearing this story, I was playing with my little brother Samuel (3) on the balcony of our home. Before I knew it, Samuel had closed the door and locked me on the outside. I couldn’t open the door and started shouting for someone to come and open it. But no one heard me. I remembered the story, so I decided to pray that my mama would know where to look for me. At the same time, Mama felt that she should look for me, and she decided to check the balcony first. I was really excited because I had had an answer to my prayer, just like the little boy in the story. I know that Heavenly Father is there and answers my prayers. Emily Erlacher, age 5 Lichtenberg, Austria

A Family Forever

My family lives on a half-acre of land. We have 27 fruit trees and eight grapevines that we can pick fruit from. It is fun to eat fruit and watch it grow. The prophet has asked us to grow our own food. We like to listen to the prophet.

We also listen to him when he says to go to the temple. Our family was sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple on 23 May 2002. We can now be a family forever! We do not need to worry about when we die or after we die. The sealing power is forever, like the prophet and Heavenly Father promised.

I like to play the piano. I was asked to play “Families Can Be Together Forever” in sacrament meeting. It was special to me because we had just been sealed. That song means more to me now than when I first learned it, because now it can come true. I am thankful that we were sealed and that Heavenly Father loves children. Tauni Marie Wiessner, age 6 Gilbert, Arizona

Don’t Drink That

One day I was playing at my friend Jon’s house. He offered me something to drink. It looked like juice, but I felt something inside that said, “Don’t drink that.” So I said, “I’ll have water.” I found out later that the drink he offered me was iced tea. I am grateful that the Holy Ghost can tell us what not to do if we listen inside our hearts. Jennifer Bement, age 9 Kent, Washington