Theme for 2009
In the 2009 Mutual theme, the word conversation to me meant the way we speak. Only when I read about the Greek meaning of the word in the
A Brand New Year
Thank you for advertising A Brand New Year (Jan. 2009) in your magazine. I went to the site not sure what I would find, and I’m so glad I did. I downloaded every song and listen to them all the time. I love the spirit that each song brings. One day this week I was feeling very sad, and the words to a song came to mind: “Whatever comes, we’ll rise above it, till we find our way back home.” There are only two active members of the Church in my high school. I really enjoyed “Youth All over the World.” It helped me feel much stronger and able to face the trials that come when there are so few members around me.
Emily R., Wisconsin
December’s Advent Calendar
I really liked the advent calendar (Dec. 2008) and focused a family home evening on it. My family and I started planning and decided on a task: my sister and I made homemade mincemeat pies and took them to an elderly woman in our neighborhood. That made her very happy, and we decided to visit her more often. My mum, sister, grandmother and I also sang the song “Little Baby” at our ward’s Christmas party.
Alice T., Scotland
Why Am I LDS?
Thank you so much for printing the article
Rachel R., Georgia
All around the World
Thank you for the opportunity to learn about the Church in different countries. When I get the New Era each month, I can’t wait to read about whatever country’s information is in the magazine. This is what gave me the desire to study different languages and countries. Right now I am learning German and Spanish. I recently bought a Book of Mormon and Bible in German. Thanks for the great inspiration you have given me.
Trishia T., California
Thank you for the article
Kristi H., Utah
When I looked through the Feb. 2009 issue of the New Era, I saw a picture of a crocodile and wondered why it was there. When I was done looking at the
Cade W., Ohio
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