The Atonement was an intimate, personal experience in which Jesus came to know how to help each of us.

Elder Merrill J. Bateman of the Seventy, “A Pattern for All,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 76.

Bus Stop

Teachers Camron Stewart (right) and James Decker of the Sigonella Branch painted the bus stop at the Navy Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. With a little help from their youth leaders and a few of the boys’ friends who stopped by to help out, the bus stop looked great after the service project.

The young men had fun painting. Camron summed it up in these words: “It made me feel good, like I was making a difference in my community.”

Branch president Brian Stewart says this project, along with other activities the youth have recently participated in, has opened many doors for the young men to share their beliefs with friends and teachers at school.

Photographs courtesy of Camron Stewart and James Decker

Fill Your Life with Service

The big glass jar had the words “Fill Your Life with Service” on the side. Each week the young women and their leaders from the Titusville Ward in Florida anonymously wrote down the acts of service they had given during the week. The slips of paper were then rolled, taped, and placed in the jar. The young women used yellow paper, and the leaders used green. Plus, on one Mutual night for each of the six months of the project the young women held a service activity.

The first month focused on service to family, week two on friends, and then the priesthood, neighbors, community, and the world. The slips of paper revealed all kinds of service: “I helped my brother with his homework,” “I baked my friend a cake,” “I volunteered at the animal shelter,” “I sent some mail to missionaries from our ward.”

Jessica Crook, a Beehive, said, “I think the activities helped all of us understand more about helping and serving others.” In the end there were more yellow papers than green, so the young women were rewarded with a dinner prepared and served by their leaders.

Photographs courtesy of the Titusville Ward

Do You Know?

When you’re talking about more than one Book of Mormon, what’s the correct way to say you have three of them?

  1. 1.

    “I have three Books of Mormon.”

  2. 2.

    “I have three Book of Mormons.”

Answer: Neither of these answers is correct. You should say, “I have three copies of the Book of Mormon.”

My Favorite Scripture

2 Timothy 1:7 is one of my favorite scriptures because it reassures me that when I have faith, Heavenly Father will help me.

Jane S., 18, Ontario, Canada

Tell us about your favorite scripture in one or two sentences. Send it to newera@ldschurch.org.

Photograph courtesy of Jane S.

The Church in Canada: Saskatchewan

G. Gordon Whyte of Moose Jaw was the first member of the Church in Saskatchewan. He was baptized in August 1923 and later moved to Regina. Whyte and John G. Allred preached in a street meeting in Regina where they placed 16 copies of the Book of Mormon. The Church sent missionaries to Regina in 1925, organized a congregation there, and dedicated a meetinghouse in 1939. Church membership in Saskatchewan grew from 145 in 1930 to 4,200 in 1990. In November 1999 the Church completed a temple in Regina.

Membership

5,313

Temples

1

Congregations

15

Family History Centers

5

Information from Newsroom at lds.org.

Photograph by Don Cruickshank

By the Numbers

20,008,743

Number of Church magazines printed in 2006.