Friends by Mail


I Know Jesus Christ Helps Us

Scriptures

I try to read the scriptures every day. I know that they comfort us. One night I was sick and couldn’t sleep. My mom told me to read the scriptures, so I did. After reading a few verses, I tried to sleep again and I did! I know that the scriptures are true and help us.

Prayer

Our family travels a lot. Every time we get on an airplane I say a quiet prayer. Afterward I’m comforted and less nervous.

Family

Our whole family teaches and cares for each other.

Prophets

I know that prophets teach the gospel. I like to read about prophets and learn about their lives.

Pioneers

I like to read about my ancestors and pioneers. My great-great-great-great-great-grandpa was taught by Wilford Woodruff in England.

Baptism

I was baptized by my dad on my mom’s birthday. I made a covenant with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ because I want to have the Holy Ghost. I know that Jesus Christ died for us and loves us and wants to help us. Lexy R., age 10, Northern Territory, Australia

Praying for Dad

My dad is a firefighter. Sometimes he has to go away for a long time. It seems like months, but it is really only two or three weeks. Once he had to go to Montana to fight a forest fire. I prayed every night that he would not get hurt, and my prayer was answered. My dad came home safe, but he had a beard! Megan D., age 7, Arizona

[illustration] Illustration by Brad Teare

Sunburn Medicine

I got a really bad sunburn on my back and it hurt a lot. It bothered me all morning. After lunch I read the Friend, and it helped me forget about my sunburn. I love reading the Friend. Sierra S., age 10, Utah