The New Era
The Foundations of a Testimony
Having a testimony does not mean knowing everything about the gospel. Instead, we can grow our testimonies over time when we base our faith on a firm foundation of fundamental principles. See “Growing Your Testimony” on pages 24–25 for more answers about building your testimony on a sure foundation.
Not Just for Young Women
Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches the youth—both young men and young women—about the importance of the Young Women values in “Focus on Values” (pages 2–5). Elder Nelson encourages each of us to develop these eternal values in order to become all the Lord wants us to be.
The Influence of the Media
The media can be a powerful influence in people’s minds, as youth are reminded in “Lights … Camera … Action!” on pages 38–39. Adrián Ochoa, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, reminds the youth, “You need to realize that everything you watch, read, or listen to will help write the script to your life.”
In “The Ratings Rule,” Ethan makes the hard decision to stop playing a video game because the rating is not what he is allowed to play (pages 4–5). The importance of following family rules is further emphasized in “Following Family Rules,” where children are taught about “do” and “do not” rules (page 6).
An Apostle’s Art
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is an artist and sculptor. See pages 24–25 to look at some of his recent creations and some work from his childhood.