July 2002

“Childviews,” Friend, July 2002, inside front cover


Candy Machine

My grandmother and I went to a pizza place to get a pizza for us and my brother and my grandfather. There was a candy machine there, so I asked for a quarter so I could get some candy.

My grandmother said no. We went to fill the car with gas on the way home, and I saw a quarter in her car. I took it and put it in my pocket. Then I had a bad feeling, so I put it back. I had promised to choose the right when I was baptized, and I’m glad I did.

Crystal Moffat, age 8
Fresno, California

Teaching My Friend About the Church

My friend kept asking me about the Church. I phoned her and told her more. Then I taught her how to pray. She said she’s been doing it. I’m trying to invite her to church, but she is busy.

Then one day, I decided that she learned so much that I would give her a CTR necklace and a copy of the Book of Mormon.

She has been reading the Book of Mormon, and I hope she joins the Church.

Kennedy McLeod, age 10
Phoenix, Arizona


One day, I was playing at a friend’s house. He took me to the next-door neighbor’s, and we destroyed some of his flowers.

The next day, my mom found out from the neighbor, an elderly man who lives alone after his wife died, what we had done. She told us that it was very wrong to do that. She told me that I had to make things better. She called it repentance.

She helped me write a letter to the man, apologizing for destroying his flowers. We also made him some banana bread. Then she told me that I had to take it to him. I was very scared, so my mom came with me.

When the man answered the door, I said that I was sorry and gave him the letter and banana bread. He was very surprised and happy that I had come. I felt very good after that.

My mom taught me a good lesson about how I must repent, no matter how hard it is, when I do something wrong.

Kye Heimonen, age 5
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Illustrated by Brad Teare