Friends by Mail

Alexis M., age 9, Utah


True Meaning of Easter

Easter can be fun with chicks and bunnies, but it’s really about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. And He did it all for us. It is sad when people just forget about it. Jesus went through a lot of pain and suffering for me and all the world. It’s just wonderful! My family has the Easter bunny come a night early. Then our family can think about the true meaning of Easter on Sunday.

Sharing My Talent

I love to sing. My favorite songs are Primary songs that help me share my testimony and my love for the Savior. I sang “I Am a Child of God” in sacrament meeting when I was three years old. By sharing my talent, I feel good and help others feel the Spirit. I was able to share my talent with more than 400 people recently when I was asked to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a picnic for the governor of Maryland. I was not even nervous because I knew that Heavenly Father would help me do my very best.

How to Have a Happy Family

I love my family and try hard to help them when I can. I feel sad when I see families or parents who are struggling. I want to help them learn how to be a better and happier family. My dad is a lawyer and sometimes he has cases about families who are not choosing the right and that makes them very unhappy.

My idea was to help make a program to teach mothers and fathers and children to love each other better. I even wrote a letter to the president of the United States to ask what is being done to help families. Then yesterday I was reading “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” I felt so happy that President Hinckley and the Apostles also want families to have love and do things that are right. I think if families will live the gospel every day they will be a lot happier.

Sick

I was sick one day. Instead of watching TV, I decided to read the Friend. Then I was sick on Sunday, and I had to stay home from church. I felt bad for not going to church so my dad gave me a Sunday School lesson. I felt much better.

The Second Coming by Harry Anderson © IRI