Friends by Mail


Friend Helps with Move

Naomi F., age 7, Wyoming

One night my mom and I were reading the Friend. I was feeling sad because we had to move for Dad’s new job. Then we read “Moving” in the May 2012 Friend. I felt happy because the family in the story had to move too. Then we kept reading and found out that the grandparents in the story were going on a mission, and the family was staying in their house. I was surprised because we were going to live in my grandparents’ house while they went on a mission too! I’m glad we read that story. It made me feel much better about moving.

Healing among the Zunis

Jacob S., age 11, Utah

I am very thankful for the Friend. I read it whenever I am bored. One of my favorite stories was “Healing among the Zunis” from the June 2011 issue. I thought it was cool how Elder Harris healed 406 American Indians using the Melchizedek Priesthood. Thank you for publishing the Friend!

How We Read the Friend

Penny, Lily, and Ruby W., ages 5, 7, and 3, Utah

The Friend teaches us how to be better friends!

Dear Friends,

This month we wanted to give you a Christmas gift, so we created an activity to help you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. You’ll find it on pages 24–25. We hope it will help you think about the gifts the Savior has given you and think of ways to give gifts to Him.

Please write to let us know how you remembered Jesus Christ this Christmas.

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.