Friends by Mail


I Love Jesus

I love Jesus and I know that He loves me. He loves all the children in the world. I know that Jesus died on the cross at Calvary. I know that if I follow His commandments I can live with Him again. When I hear people take the Lord’s name in vain, I am sad because they don’t know that they are talking about our Savior. Kyelee J. Stephenson, age 10, Layton, Utah

Upside Down

I am one of the readers of the Friend, and I look forward to every single issue. In the edition of October 2004, page 40, I noticed something. Being a former student of Shalom School, I have studied the language of Hebrew since kindergarten. The picture of the scroll in the top right-hand corner is upside down. I just wanted you to know that. Kate M. Wigginton, age 11, Carmichael, California

Paintball Warning

One day after school, my friend wanted me to join a paintball game. But I had a feeling that I shouldn’t, so I told him no. The next day my friend said they got in big trouble for shooting a house with paintballs. I’m grateful that I have the Holy Ghost to tell me what is wrong and what is right. Jordon Greenburg, age 11, Duluth, Georgia

A Prayer for Rudolph

When my dad and I went outside to put up our Christmas deer, Rudolph wasn’t working. I asked my dad, “Should we say a prayer?” He said, “Sure.” So I said a prayer. Then he shook Rudolph a few times, and it lit up! Heavenly Father really does answer my prayers. James Stewart Larsen, age 6, Logan, Utah

Going to the Temple

My grandpa got married in the Los Angeles California Temple. This temple is a very beautiful place! I’ve been wanting to see the temple since I was baptized. When we arrived at the temple, I felt the Spirit inside me. I want to be righteous so I, too, can get married in the temple! Cera Walker, age 9, Orange, California

[illustration] Christ and the Rich Young Ruler by Heinrich Hofmann, courtesy C. Harrison Conroy Co. Inc.

[photo] Los Angeles Temple by Welden C. Andersen