I want to take the time to tell you how much I appreciated the article “What Will I Give Him?” in the December 2000 New Era. It made a definite impact on my life and set an example for me to improve myself. Although my testimony of gospel principles is strong, I have taken my testimony of Jesus Christ for granted. The story in the magazine inspired me to rededicate my life to the Savior.
I really appreciate the New Era recognizing how some of the stakes try to help the youth find a greater understanding of the Book of Mormon. I attended youth conference in Medicine Hat, and it will be a lifetime of memories. We almost left our shoes in the mud, and we also had other challenges such as a six-kilometer trek the first day while pulling our luggage on travois. But I guarantee that I will never forget those four days we spent reenacting the Book of Mormon in the “wilderness.” And I’m sure that anyone else who has experienced something similar to it will never forget it as well.
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (via e-mail)
I just wanted to thank you for publishing “Fear Not; Only Believe” by President Gordon B. Hinckley (Jan. ’00). It was so inspiring and true. I was touched by his words of love, and I felt they were meant for me. It was like reading a letter from someone who really cares. We are so fortunate to have a living prophet who speaks God’s will.
Elder Selby M. Fauatea
Philippines Manila Mission
Thank you so much for this wonderful magazine. A while ago, I was feeling really down. As I flopped onto my bed, I saw the September 2000 New Era sticking out of a pile of magazines. I felt impressed to read it, and since I was having such a hard time I picked it up and read the entire thing. My dark mood was lifted, and I felt refreshed. With all the filthy magazines out there, it’s good to know there is at least one that is uplifting and wholesome.
Pleasant Grove, Utah (via e-mail)
I will be forever grateful for the articles, stories, special features, and Idea Lists that have helped, encouraged, and strengthened me as I have progressed through my teen years. I must give credit to the New Era in contributing to my testimony and knowledge of the gospel. I know the things I have read and learned in the New Era will help me be a better missionary. As I read about other members of the Church who serve the Lord and who apply gospel principles in their lives, I desire to follow their example and be a light unto the world. I am so thankful I have had the good fortune of reading a quality, youth-focused, gospel-centered magazine that I can relate to. It truly has taken part in shaping my love and testimony of Jesus Christ and the gospel.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I would like to say to the New Era how helpful this magazine is. I look forward to receiving it every month. Thanks a million.