Friends by Mail


Waiting for Baptism

Kate S., age 9, Washington, USA

I read “The Two-Month Wait” in the April 2012 Friend, and I had the same experience Lizzie had. I was so excited to be baptized, but it seemed like I had to wait a long time. I did some things that would get me ready to get baptized. I feel really good that I got baptized.

Answered Prayers

Keaton G., age 12, Utah, USA

I really liked the article “Sarah’s Shoes” (May 2011). Once I lost my glasses. I looked all over the place and still could not find them. That night I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked Him to help me. The next morning, my mom found them in the garden while she was weeding. I was so happy. I know that Heavenly Father is not too busy to answer little prayers.

The Friend for a Friend

Raina K., age 10, Texas, USA

One day I brought the Friend to school. My friend asked what I was reading. I explained about the Friend and told her that it teaches about Jesus Christ. I offered her a Book of Mormon, gave her a copy of the Friend, and invited her to activity days. I know that if we teach people about the gospel while we are young, we’ll be better off when we’re older.

How I Read the Friend

Ammany E., age 2, Washington, USA

Ammany E. likes to look at the Friend in her favorite reading nook.

Dear Friends

Has anyone ever made fun of you? On pages 44–45 you can read about a girl who learned to deal with this problem by remembering that only two people’s opinions really matter—her own and Heavenly Father’s!

On page 27 you’ll find a new “I Can Play It!” song, “My Heavenly Father Loves Me.” If someone is ever mean to you, you can sing this song in your mind to remind yourself that Heavenly Father loves you.

You are beautiful!

The Friend

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.