The New Era

A Safe Return

In the June 2010 issue of the New Era, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf uses his experiences as a pilot to talk about the importance of the directions we follow. He said, “If we have taken a wrong course, the Atonement of Jesus Christ can give us the assurance that sin is not a point of no return. A safe return is possible if we will follow God’s plan for our salvation.”

Horse Reining

Emily Winegar of Aubrey, Texas, is a champion in horse reining, a demanding competition where the rider has complete control over his or her horse. Emily knows how much focus and practice it takes to meet the goals she has set. For her, living her religion is an opportunity to set a good example for others.

The Gospel Goal

Young men in Africa formed a fun-loving soccer team, but the real joy was in bringing the team into the gospel.

The Friend

Hidden CTR Ring

Each month a picture of a CTR ring is hidden in the Friend. You can find a clue about where the ring is hidden on the contents page of the magazine. Searching for the ring in the magazine allows children to get more exposure to the articles, activities, and other features included in the Friend each month.

Summer Activities

Looking for things to keep you and your children busy this summer? Take a look at pages 24–25 in the Friend. These pages feature 20 activities that children can do on their own or with the family during the summer.


Happy with New Ensign

I received my January 2010 copy about an hour ago, and haven’t been able to put it down. I am so happy with the new and improved Ensign.

Thank you for adding ideas for home teaching families with youth and children to the First Presidency Message!

Thank you very much for moving the Visiting Teaching Message to the front of the magazine, right after the First Presidency Message. It reinforces the importance of visiting teaching.

I like the new layout, the new departments, and the new visuals.

Julie Oakford Pettit, Utah, USA

Easier to Read

The new Ensign for January 2010 is exciting for me. My vision is challenged and I have a hard time seeing print when it is transposed over a picture or colors. The new Ensign did not have any of that.

Ava Hill, Oregon, USA