Friends by Mail

“Friends by Mail,” Friend, Aug. 2006, inside front cover

Friends by Mail

Heavenly Father Listened

Once when I was five or six years old I woke up in the middle of the night. I was having an asthma attack and I couldn’t breathe at all! My mom said she would have to take me to the emergency room, and I was terrified. While she was getting our coats, I called out, “Heavenly Father, please help me!” When my mom came back to my room, I was lying on my bed, breathing slowly. We went to the emergency room where I had a treatment. I missed a day of school, but soon I felt as well as if nothing had happened. I know that Heavenly Father listened to me and answered my prayer.
Marissa E., age 10, California

Warning in the Woods

I was walking through the woods behind my house. I was about to walk through some bushes when I had a feeling that I should not. So without even thinking about it, I walked around the bushes. Just then I saw a snake under the bushes. I knew that the Holy Ghost had warned me not to go through the bushes. If I hadn’t listened, the snake might have bitten me.
Brandon C., age 11, Georgia

Finding a Friend

Each night before I go to bed I like to hear a story from the Friend. One night we couldn’t find the Friend anywhere. After searching for a while, my dad suggested we say a prayer. We asked Heavenly Father to help us find the Friend. After the prayer we started looking again. During the search my dad had a thought. He felt that we should look behind my bed. We did, and there it was! I am grateful for my dad. He helped me learn that Heavenly Father listens to all His children no matter how big or small their problems are.
Kaylee J., age 4, with help from her mom, Utah