The New Era

Duty to God

An important message from David L. Beck, Young Men General President, announcing the new Duty to God program for Aaronic priesthood holders. See “The Aaronic Priesthood—Greater Than You Might Think,” on page 6.

Sharing the Gospel

A young missionary loses his father and meets the challenge of teaching the plan of salvation to others when the plan is now so precious to his own family. See “Losing My Father” by Chris Deaver, on page 42.

The Friend

Learn to Play

The August 2010 Friend includes a feature on pages 24 and 25 that gives you and your children ideas about how you can put on a play in your home. You’ll get a chance to test your newfound knowledge by performing the play included on pages 26–27, “Naaman Learns to Obey.”

Faith in God

The Friend includes a “Faith in God Challenge” on page 23 that invites children to use their scriptures to learn more about King Benjamin’s address in Mosiah 2:1–6:2. Completing the activity will help children move closer to completing their Faith in God requirements.


Inspiring Article

I just wanted to thank the author of “Nephi’s Story, My Story” (Ensign, Apr. 2010, 26–28). I read that article very early in the morning while struggling with some challenges of my own, and it helped to melt my heart and inspire me in answer to my prayers. Thank you so much.

John Michaelson

Nevada, USA

Corrections in May 2010

On page 134 a sentence about the Conference Center should have said that the trusses “would be capable of supporting loads between 250 and 525 pounds per square foot (1,221 to 2,563 kilograms per square meter).”

The third sentence in the caption on the inside front cover should have read: “Here the Prophet Joseph translated much of the Book of Mormon.”