Yolanda’s copy

Hi! My name is Maria Elena Albor Aguilar. I live here in Mexico City. On the Feedback page of the April New Era you asked if anyone else would be interested in Mormonad posters. YES! I do want posters and my friends do too. Can you possibly make them in Spanish too? Think about it.

My sister Yolanda has a subscription to the Ensign, New Era, and Friend. I want to thank you very much for this great magazine. I’m always eager to receive it from my sister. Sometimes she hides it so that she can read it first. The New Era lifts my spirits. When I feel upset I read through the magazine. Then like something miraculous I find the solution to my depression. I think this magazine is inspired. I thank my Heavenly Father for the privilege of knowing another language. If I didn’t I would miss a lot of guidance. I’m proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Maria Elena Albor Aguilar Mexico, D.F., Mexico

The competition

I really appreciate the New Era. Just recently I’ve been reading a lot of other teenage magazines, specifically about rock groups and TV and movie stars. It was so refreshing to be able to pick up the New Era and read so much inspiration and encouragement and support between those pages that I just felt like saying thank you.

Tania Anderton Auckland, New Zealand

Extra special feeling

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m reading some of the stories in your April 1986 issue. I was very much impressed with “Letters from a Loving Brother.” It was an excellent piece of fiction that gave me an extra special feeling all over.

I was also thrilled with the song “No Ordinary Man.” It is beautiful.

The New Era has helped me with recent problems, and I want you to know how much I enjoy receiving the magazine each month. I hope others like me will let you know of the great impressions it has made on them also.

Faelynn Johnson Riverton, Utah

Down on myself

I can’t tell you how much I have learned through the special Young Women issue of the New Era. My family and I have had a lot of problems the past few months. Mom and Dad separated. Then my brother went into the navy. I really miss him. For a long time I didn’t think much of life. I thought it was ruined. Then I thought, why don’t I read my Young Women New Era. It really has helped me a lot. Each time I get down on myself, I start reading, and I feel so much better. I start thinking of how special I really am, even though things at home are not so good.

Awhile back, I got into very deep trouble with a guy. After reading the special issue I finally got up enough courage to go to my bishop and tell him my problem. Then I also went to the Lord for repentance. Then I felt so much better. I am almost a junior in high school. I am active in sports and love singing and dancing. I am a counselor in my Young Women class. Thank you so much for bringing out this wonderful magazine.

Name Withheld

My first step

I am very far away from home working as a nanny in Alexandria, Virginia, for a nonmember family. I love the New Era and read it every month. After the three young girls I care for had seen me read it day after day, they wanted me to tell them stories from it. I have read them stories from the April 1986 issue every night for quite a while. They love to hear the same stories over and over again. They frequently ask questions about my beliefs. This is my first step in missionary work, and it has been through the help of the New Era.

I am unable to attend my church meetings regularly, and love to read the New Era, especially on Sunday afternoons. Thank you for your time and effort. Every page is wonderful!

Kristin Sorenson Alexandria, Virginia

Head-turner

Any church that puts out a cover like the one on the May 1986 New Era can’t be all bad. It lifted my spirits. I haven’t opened the magazine yet, but I just thought I’d let you know that May’s cover is sure to turn a few heads.

John Sandham Chenoa, Illinois

Helping somebody

My name is Nancy Chow. I came to the United States a few years ago. I met the missionaries. They came to my house to help me with English and teach me about the gospel of Heavenly Father. They also brought the New Era magazine. When I read the story “Buying the Feeling” in the July issue, I really loved it. I learned a lot of different kinds of words and how to become a good person by helping somebody if they need help. Thank you very much!

Nancy Chow Oakland, California

Monthly supply

Although I have been receiving the New Era for several years, I have not, until recently, realized what a great blessing it is in my life.

The June 1986 Aaronic Priesthood issue has been especially helpful. It has helped me to understand the roles which the young men play in the Church and how I, as a young woman, can help them to fulfill their callings.

The prophet’s message “To the Rising Generation” showed me the great love which he has for the youth. I am grateful that I am able to live in the ways in which he counsels us. I am also grateful for the messages and stories about how to serve others as this gives me the desire to help others to be happy by serving them in my life.

I am so grateful for the monthly supply of good stories and messages from the New Era which help to guide my life.

Elizabeth S. Conen Little Lever, Greater Manchester, England