I wanted to thank all of the wonderful people who help put the New Era together, especially this past year. I have gotten a lot of encouragement from the articles and have felt my testimony grow stronger. It is wonderful to know that I am not the only teenager who has problems or trials. The New Era is a wonderful gift every month.
Ashley Wiese, Flat Rock Ward, Columbus Georgia Stake
I enjoy reading the New Era. Whenever I read it, I feel the Spirit. I especially like the articles by President Gordon B. Hinckley. I look forward to every new issue of the New Era. Thanks for all you do.
Isaac Slade, Kaysville Ninth Ward, Kaysville Utah East Stake
Thank you for the article “The One and Only” in the January 2005 magazine. This story was really good. It is amazing that someone believed in the Church even before she knew of the Church. Thank you for such a great article.
Kris Anderson, Vail Ward, Tucson Arizona Rincon Stake
When I read the New Era, I usually just pick and choose articles to read in it, depending on what looks appealing to me. But in our ward conference recently, we were reminded of Elder M. Russell Ballard’s challenge to read our Church magazines from cover to cover. I liked this idea, and now I’m taking on the challenge. I’ll definitely be getting more out of the magazines by doing this, and I will find even more messages that can apply to me personally.
Anne Peterson, Flower Mound Third Ward, Lewisville Texas Stake
For quite some time I have been reading the New Era. It teaches me lessons, and frequently I have found that the Q&A gives me some answers that I need in my life. I have also been known to cut out the New Era Poster and hang it on my wall. My favorite said, “Discover the beauty within” (Nov. 2002). I kept that poster in my scriptures for almost six months.
Elizabeth Burns, Silver Creek Ward, Park City Utah Stake
I had already been reading the Book of Mormon for about four months, and I was almost half done when my Young Women leaders told us at New Beginnings that we would have to read the whole Book of Mormon this year. I was really frustrated and a little annoyed until I read the “Hidden Fruit” article in the Instant Messages section of the January New Era. Now I’m excited that I have a reason to read the Book of Mormon again.
Kira Carey, Rootstown Ward, Akron Ohio Stake