The New Era

Inspired to Share

When two missionaries in Russia felt prompted to give one man a Book of Mormon, they didn’t know it was actually meant for another young man eager to learn about the gospel. See “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure” on page 16.

Paying Tithes Brings Blessings

Elder Cecil O. Samuelson of the Seventy teaches how obedience to the law of tithing brings blessings, as it has for generations in his family, in “My Grandfather’s Testimony of Tithing” on page 40.

Answers in the Scriptures

Joseph Smith found his answer in James 1:5. Angelica Nelson found her answer three verses later—and it gave her the strength to remain active in the Church. See “The Answer in Verse Eight” on page 6.

The Friend

Ideas for Journal Writing

On pages 24–25 of the July 2011 Friend, find entries from four journals that were kept more than 150 years ago by early pioneers. By looking carefully at the journal entries, you and your children may get ideas of what you can write in your own journals. You also can learn more about some of the important works of people like Eliza R. Snow and Thomas Bullock.

Conference Spotlight

Use the Conference Spotlight cards on page 11 to reinforce some of the important messages delivered by speakers at the April 2011 general conference. For more Conference Spotlight cards, see page 14 of the January 2011 Friend.