Fun Cleaning the Church

Gracie F., age 6, Texas, USA

I read “Dylan’s Saturday Surprise” in the June 2012 issue of the Friend. It made me excited to clean the church. Last Saturday was my family’s turn to clean. I went to bed early on my own the night before and woke up before my daddy on Saturday because I was so excited to clean. I had a good day cleaning with my daddy at the church. It was fun.

An Unexpected Example

Louis R., age 12, Arizona, USA

I’m 12 years old, and I just read the April 2013 Friend. The story I read is “An Unexpected Test.” I really like how the girl chose the right and obeyed the commandments.

My Favorite Friend

Brooke P., age 8, Arizona, USA

I love to read books. My favorite book is the Friend. I enjoy reading the stories and finding the CTR ring. I spend most of my time reading the Friend. I learn more from it every day. I’m thankful for the Friend and glad we have it.

How I Read the Friend

Parker P., age 5, California, USA

During Christmastime I love reading the Friend under the lights of the Christmas tree before bed with my mom and dad. It really helps me feel the true spirit of Christmas!

Dear Friends,

Planning this month’s Friend was like packing a surprise package just for you! Inside you’ll find a song to sing, a recipe to make, a program to put on, and an advent calendar to help you count the days till Christmas. On pages 34–35 you’ll find a story about what Jesus did when He was a child.

We hope this month’s Friend will help you think about the Savior Jesus Christ and celebrate His birth!

Merry Christmas!

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.