Friends by Mail


I Love the Friend

Joel C., age 13, Washington

I would like to say thank you for all the hard work that goes into putting together the Friend magazine for all of us. My younger brother and sister and I love to read the Friend, especially the Funstuf pages.

Asking for Forgiveness

Haley M., age 10, Alberta, Canada

One day my brother came into my bedroom and started bugging me. Because I was having a bad day, I started to yell at him. After I yelled, I felt really bad. I knelt beside my bed and asked Heavenly Father to forgive me. After my prayer, I went to my brother and told him I was sorry.

I felt good inside after that. I knew it was the Holy Ghost. I have a testimony that Heavenly Father will forgive us if we just ask Him to.

Finding a Friend in the Friend

Tyler B., age 11, Utah

My orthodontist told me I needed to have four teeth pulled. My permanent teeth were ready to come in, but my baby teeth were not yet loose. I was very frightened. That same day, the September 2008 Friend arrived. There was a letter in it from a girl my age who went through a similar experience. She said a prayer to help her get through it, and all she felt was a small tug as her teeth were pulled.

It made me feel better to know that someone else had gone through the same thing. Before I went to the dentist, I said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to comfort me. Like the girl who wrote the letter, all I felt were a few tugs and the teeth were out. I know Heavenly Father can help us when we have difficulties.

Would you like to write us a letter? Turn to page 49 to find out how.

Illustration by David Deitrick