Friends by Mail


Fasting for Dad

Last Sunday I decided that I wanted to try to fast for the first time. My dad is a pilot in the Air Force, and he had been gone for two months flying over Afghanistan and Iraq. I really miss my dad when he is gone for so long. He was finally scheduled to start his trip home, but his connections for the military flights were not working out, so he was going to be a week late coming home. I told my mom that I was going to fast for my dad so he would be safe and be able to come home on time—something my dad said was impossible.

It was really hard to fast, but I knew I was doing it for a good reason, and that made it easier. We were so excited to get the news that my dad made the connection he thought would be impossible to make. He was able to come home on time, and he was safe—just what I had fasted and prayed for. Hunter Johnson, age 7 Penn Valley, California

My Baptism

I was baptized on 17 December, and I was more excited for my baptism than for Christmas. It was special because I was baptized the same day as my mom, and my dad baptized me. My best friend’s mom gave a really special talk. When I was getting baptized, I had a really warm feeling inside. After I was confirmed I felt better than I have ever felt before. Kylee Leftwich, age 10 Springville, Utah

Surgery Blessing

I had to get my tonsils and adenoids removed and have tubes placed in my ears. The day before my surgery I started feeling nervous. My dad asked two other men to come over that night, and they helped my dad give me a blessing so that I would be OK. After the blessing I felt better. I made it through my surgery well the next day and got to come home right afterward. I am thankful that my dad has the priesthood so he can help people when they need it. Abbey Hancock, age 10 St. George, Utah