Our Family Friend

Dallin C., age 11, Texas, USA

The Friend brings my family closer together and helps me feel the Spirit. My family loves the Friend.

Prayer Works

Ammon P., age 9, North Carolina, USA

I like the story “Stones, Arrows, and Snowballs” in the January 2012 Friend. I know that prayer works.

Keeping My Goals

Madeline M., age 10, Colorado, USA

One of my favorite stories in the January 2012 issue was “Trust and the Truth.” One of my goals is to be honest. This article taught me how to tell the truth, even when telling the truth can be hard.

How I Read the Friend

Shawnee B., age 6, New Mexico, USA

I’ve just been learning to read, and I love the Friend. My mom and I often read it together and use the stories in our family home evenings.

Dear Friends

In our new series “On the Trail,” we’re inviting you to join us on a yearlong adventure. Each month we’ll follow the footsteps of prophets and pioneers as we discover how the Church was restored to the earth. Our first stop is Palmyra, New York, where the Prophet Joseph Smith lived as a boy. Look for that story on pages 4–5 and for the “On the Trail” map on pages 24–25.

Happy adventures!

The Friend

P.S. New adventures are also in store for Matt and Mandy this year!

Was there a letter or a story in this month’s issue that helped you? Tell us about it. Turn to page 48 to find out how.