The New Era

Sharing the Gospel

This month’s New Era features a special section with ideas for talking about the gospel with others. It shares both prophetic counsel and experiences from youth who have put the prophets’ words into practice. See pages 20–40 for articles such as “The What and How of Sharing the Gospel,” “Blessed by Example,” and “Answering Difficult Questions about the Church.”

Priorities and Balance

It can be difficult to find time for everything in our lives. In “Keeping Your Life in Balance” (page 2), Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares how we can best prioritize our commitments.

Peace after Repentance

On page 14, find a Questions & Answers feature on what we can do if we have trouble forgetting past mistakes after repenting.

The Friend

Being a Missionary Now

Your children don’t have to travel to a different country, dress in Sunday clothes, or wear name tags to be missionaries. See page 10 of the September Friend for ideas about what you and your children can do to share the gospel with others.

Clean Language

“Dear Class” on page 44 of the September Friend features a letter of apology a boy wrote to his class after using language that he shouldn’t have. Page 45 includes a description of lessons the boy learned and features a certificate that your children can sign to pledge that they will not use bad language.


Helping Primary Children with Disabilities

My seven-year-old son has Asperger’s syndrome. I was excited to see “How Do I Help This Child?” in the February 2012 Ensign. I know that my Heavenly Father wants us in church on Sundays and that He loves all His children, including the ones who need added attention and help.

Kristi Schmoe, Illinois, USA

A Father Feels the Heartache of Divorce

The poignant reflections of Donna Hollenbeck’s article, “With Faith in God, I Am Never Alone,” in the February 2012 Ensign resonated deep within my heart. As a father I also have struggled with the heartache of divorce. Like her, I find strength and peace through the gospel of Jesus Christ and the sure knowledge that despite all of my flaws and failures, God loves me and I am never alone.

Name withheld, West Virginia, USA