I Know I Can Repent When I Make a Mistake
July 2005

“I Know I Can Repent When I Make a Mistake,” Friend, July 2005, 39

I Know I Can Repent When I Make a Mistake*

Once our family spent a night at the home of some out-of-town friends. The next day, our friends’ sons went to school, and we were packing up to leave. My sister and I thought it would be funny to sneak into the boys’ room and put silly notes on their bed. We also got a bottle of glue and squirted glue on their beds. Afterward, I didn’t feel good inside. It didn’t seem funny anymore. I decided to tell my mom what we had done. I knew that we also needed to clean up the glue and confess to our friends. I know that the Holy Ghost helped me to understand that what we did was wrong and that I should tell my mom about it. I learned that I should respect other people’s property.

  • See My Gospel Standards, Faith in God guidebook, back cover.

McKell Lewis, age 8, is a member of the Plum Creek Ward, Castle Rock Colorado Stake.

Illustrated by Shannon Christensen