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Comments from Our Survey
Thanks for all of the responses to the survey included in the June 2007 New Era and on our Web page (www.newera.lds.org). Here are some of the comments we received:
I love, love, love this magazine. It’s just another reminder for me that teens out there are struggling with their lives also. I’m not alone. We are all together in this—spreading the gospel and living life like the Savior taught, with a strong testimony born out of our hearts. Mai V., Minnesota
When I’m having a bad day, there it is in the mail. It uplifts me and makes me smile. It also helps me realize the importance of the gospel. Catherine, Arizona
Keep up the good work. I love what you do. I really like the “To the Point” articles, even though there have only been a few. I like cool missionary experiences, too. They help us get in the mindset for missionary preparation. Thanks again for all the hard work. Name not given, Utah
Gift from God
My favorite part about the New Era is the way the stories relate to me personally. “Right on Key” (May 2007), tells the story of William Joseph, who had turned down an offer to perform in a questionable television show. I remember watching William play at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance mentioned in the article. His music really touched me with the Spirit. I had the opportunity to attend general conference last April. In the Saturday morning session, Elder Jay E. Jensen told about the importance of worthy music. This talk stood out to me because music has always been a passion of mine, both playing and listening. I realize now that music is a wonderful gift from God and that we should always use it for righteousness. Scott R., Colorado
A Great Treasure
I really enjoyed the article “The Worth of Weeds” in the May 2007 issue. It really struck me that even when I feel imperfect, the Lord sees me as a great treasure. I sometimes “skim” over people and don’t seem to remember that they, too, are important in God’s eyes. I feel closer to God when I remember that I am one of His beloved children.
Thank you for the New Era. It is a very enjoyable magazine that I look forward to receiving each month. The things I read always have some effect on me afterward. I hope I can continue to learn and grow from the inspiring and spiritual stories I read. Hannah B., Utah
Blessing in My Life
I just want to thank the New Era. Receiving this magazine has been a great blessing in my life. The stories and lessons taught in the New Era seem to come at the right time to help me through the things I struggle with. I always look forward to the next month’s issue. It’s a wonderful thing to have in my life. Tyanna S., Utah