Friends by Mail


A Prayer for Breath

One night after I went to bed, my baby brother was having trouble breathing. He had to go to the hospital. I got really nervous and decided to say a prayer. My younger sister and I prayed that Heavenly Father would help my brother breathe better, and that he would come home safely from the hospital. Our prayer was answered in the way we hoped. I know that Heavenly Father loves us. Sara Bailey, age 8 Columbia, Maryland

My Trip to the Temple

One Friday morning I put on my pink flowered dress, made my lunch, and went to activity day. We were going to the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.

At the visitors’ center at the temple we watched a movie about baptism. After that we heard a talk about how we can live with Heavenly Father someday and be together forever as a family. Later we walked around the temple grounds. I thought they were beautiful.

After that, we had a picture taken while standing in front of the temple. Then we had lunch and fed the ducks and squirrels. Soon we had to leave. I want to live worthily so I can go to the temple someday. Charlotte Widdison, age 9 Pocatello, Idaho

Grandma’s Earrings

In church I learned that President Hinckley said that girls and women should wear only one earring in each ear. One day I noticed that Grandma was wearing two earrings in each ear! I told her what I had learned in Primary, and she said, “Then I had better take one earring out of each ear.” It makes me feel good to know that Grandma follows the prophet. Malone Jacoway, age 7 Sandy, Utah

I Wanted to Know

When I was about six or seven, I wanted to know if the scriptures were true. My mom said I needed to pray and find out for myself. I did, and I felt really warm inside. I know that the scriptures are true. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins and that He helped many people. I also have a testimony of Joseph Smith. I know that the Church is true. I will always be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I think the Friend magazine helps children to learn about the Church, and it always has something to catch our attention. It also helps us to see that we can pray to Heavenly Father for help and He will help us. Rachel Haws, age 10 Sierra Vista, Arizona