Friends by Mail

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

Friends by Mail

Stuck in a Tree

My friend and I were playing at the park. I climbed a tree, but my friend couldn’t climb up. When I tried to get down, I couldn’t, and it was too far to jump. My friend said that we should say a prayer so that someone would come help us. First I prayed, and then my friend prayed. A few minutes later my dad showed up at the park and helped me down from the tree. I told my mom and dad what happened, and each of them told me that they had a feeling they should check on me to see if I was OK. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers.
Nicholas M., age 7, Utah

“The Giraffe Lesson” Lesson

I want to thank you for the wonderful, uplifting stories in the Friend. I go home teaching with my father each month. The family we visit has little children, and I always read through the Friend to find a story to share. It’s good for the children because the stories are not only fun but also teach gospel principles.

Recently, after my dad taught the lesson, I told the children a story from the July 2005 Friend called “The Giraffe Lesson.” It was about a girl who stole a toy from the store and felt bad about it afterward, so she returned it. My father and I then talked about honesty, and I told a personal story related to the topic. It turned out to be one of our better lessons.
Mel B., Oregon

A Prompting in the Park

Once my mom asked me to take my little sister to the park. We were playing at the park when the sky started getting dark. I felt the Holy Ghost telling me to take my sister home. As we were walking home, my mom met us in the van and told us to get in. I’m glad that I listened to the Holy Ghost.
Mackenzie H., age 9, Alberta, Canada

Illustrated by Meredith Johnson