‘Friend’ Magazine Invites Children to Mail-in Footprints of Christ


The Friend magazine is encouraging children to stand tall for what is right and inviting them to mail in how they choose to be courageous.

Those who wish to participate are asked to send in a tracing of their footprint with how they plan on following the Savior and “standing tall” in 2016. Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary general president, said,

Children have an innate desire to follow the Savior. They love Him. We are excited to see how they will respond to this new invitation to share the ways they are standing tall in following Him.

This intiative is aimed at helping children accept President Thomas S. Monson’s invitation, published in the Friend’s latest issue. “Let us learn of the Savior Jesus Christ,” Monson encourages. “Let us follow in His footsteps. Let us live by His teachings. Then we will be prepared for any service He calls us to do.”

LDS.org shares some examples of how some children are already committing to stand tall. Marshall West, age 5, says he will save money to buy toys for kids who don’t have any, and Nathan Wilkinson, 3, says he will be nicer to his brother and sister.

Submissions can be mailed to:

The Friend
50 E. North Temple St., Rm. 2432
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Or email: [email protected]

In order for a child’s footprint tracing to appear in the Friend, his or her submission must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian’s permission. For more information, review the submission instructions at LDS.org.

Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.