Matt and Mandy
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“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, June 2006, 39

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Coach: You guys were awful! We’re holding an extra practice tomorrow, and I’m going to work you hard! If anybody has a problem with that, step forward.

Coach: What’s your beef, Matt?

Matt: Tomorrow’s Sunday.

Coach: I know the days of the week, Matt. What’s your point?

Matt: I go to church on Sunday.

Coach: All day?

Matt: No, but Sunday isn’t for work or play. It’s for thinking about Heavenly Father and for visiting the sick and stuff.

Coach: Your team is sick. Come visit us.

Matt: I guess I can’t explain it so you’ll understand. But I won’t be at practice tomorrow.

Coach: And your starting spot won’t be here next week.

Mandy: You’re quiet, Matt. Is it because you lost?

Matt: I’m not sure I did.