Have you ever been afraid? Please tell us about a time when you faced your fears. Send a letter to “Facing Fears,” Friend Magazine, 50 E. North Temple St. Rm. 2420, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3220, United States of America. Or e-mail us at friend@ldschurch.org. Please respond by February 16, 2007. A written statement signed by a parent or legal guardian granting permission to publish your photo and submission must be included.

Temple Testimony

Three years ago my family and I were sealed in the Orlando Florida Temple. The temple was as white as snow on the outside and I could feel God’s Spirit on the inside. When I was brought into the sealing room, I felt the Spirit so strong that I was trembling! It was good to have my brother there too. I felt so reverent. Now my testimony of the temple is very strong. I know that it is the house of the Lord. Keegan G., age 8, Florida

Stop Sign

One day I was riding my bike really fast. I was coming to a stop sign, but I didn’t even think to stop. Then I felt something telling me to slow down and stop, so I did. Just then a car came zooming down the street. I’m glad that I was baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost to help guide me. Mallory C., age 10, Idaho

[illustration] Illustration by Brad Teare

Temple Goal

I hope to be married in the temple. I love Jesus. Sarah O., age 5, Utah

Facing Fears

I used to be very afraid of scary shadows that looked like monsters. I was afraid to stay by myself in my room or in the basement. I fasted and prayed many times. My dad gave me blessings to be courageous and faithful. I remembered the Primary song “Nephi’s Courage” that says: “I will go; I will do the thing the Lord commands.” So with my family’s help I decided to show my faith and face my fears. I went to the basement by myself. Then I went in my room by myself. I felt confident and faithful. My testimony is that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. He helped me to overcome my fears. Sebastian B., age 8, Alberta, Canada