Repentance: Stories

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 Best to Repent Early

Friend March 2018 “Abuelo’s Shoe Shop” Miguel takes some of his grandfather’s candy without asking first. He learns from his grandfather that it is best to fix mistakes early before they become big problems.

Repenting Helps Us Feel Happy

Friend December 2017 “How Can Repenting Make Me Feel Happy?” When Elder Renlund was young, he lit a firecracker in a church building and felt terrible about it. His bishop helped him repent and feel happy again.

Repenting of Being Unkind

Friend May 2020 “Sister Squabble” Jaide’s little sister borrowed her tennis shoes without asking and accidentally got them muddy. Jaide was so mad that she told her sister,  “I wish you weren’t my sister.” She felt terrible about what she said.  She read a scripture about Jesus forgiving and healing someone, and she realized she needed to forgive and try and fix what she had done to her sister with her words. 

Friend September 2017 “The Sparkly Sticker” Emily and her friends teases a boy in an unkind way, and then Emily feels terrible about it. Her mom remind her that she can repent and make thinks right.

Friend September 2016 “Matt and Mandy” Mandy ignores a friend while walking with the popular girls. She feels bad, repents, and invites the friend she ignored to eat lunch with her and her new friends.

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Friend March 1988 “Heather Mends a Mistake” Heather feels terrible about getting angry and breaking her brother’s model airplane.

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Repenting of being Dishonest

Friend August 2019 “My Mastermind Fail” Henry copied some class dollars on his printer so he could buy root-beer floats at the last auction of the school year. Some classmates told the teacher, and he wasn’t allowed to bid on the auction at all. The teacher also emailed his mom. His mom was shocked and sad, and he knew Heavenly Father was too. Henry had just turned twelve but knew he shouldn’t go to the temple unless he was clean, so he repented. He was so happy when he was able to go to the temple. He realized that wickedness never brings happiness.

Repenting of Stealing

Friend August 2017 “Calvin Says Sorry” Calvin takes his friend’s car and feels terrible. He gives it back and says sorry and feels happy.

Friend March 1987 “Travis Repents” Travis steals some toys from a friend, and then he learns how to repent.

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Friend Feb 1982
Friend Feb 1982
Friend Feb 1982
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Friend August 2015 “The watermelon thieves”

Friend August 2015
Friend August 2015
Friend August 2015 "The watermelon thieves"
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