Friends by Mail


Illustration by Mark Robison

Helping a Friend

Emma H., age 10, Utah

My two sisters, Sarah and Livie, and I were waiting for church to start when our neighbor told us that our friend Savannah had broken her leg skiing. We looked back and saw her sitting in a wheelchair. The next day we went to her house to see how she was doing. We visited her almost every day and found out that Savannah’s family didn’t have any insurance to pay for her medical bills. We decided to have a special box at our street Christmas party for people to make donations. My family and our neighbors really felt the spirit of Christmas because we helped Savannah.

Lost Blanket

Rachel S., age 4, Washington, with help from her mom

When it was time for bed, I could not find my blanket. My mom helped me look, but we couldn’t find it anywhere. I cried myself to sleep. I woke up early in the morning crying. My mom and I knelt by my bed and asked Heavenly Father to help us find my blanket. We looked again, and my mom found it in the playroom under a box of toys. We thanked Heavenly Father for helping us find my blanket.

I really enjoyed the story “A Perfect Match” in the October 2006 Friend. My sister and I are adopted, and we like hearing about other adopted children.

A Kind Song

Wesley H., age 7, Missouri

When I was walking home from school with my friend, she said that one of my classmates was mean. The person she was talking about was my friend. I thought, “That is not nice.” Then I said to her, “Jesus says love everyone.” In Primary the music leader taught us that we should be kind to everyone, even those we don’t like or those we think are different. Because of the songs I am learning in Primary, I knew the right thing to say to my friend.