“Contents,” New Era, Apr. 1996New EraApril 1996Volume 26, Number 4ContentsThe Message: He Is RisenElder F. Melvin HammondThe Easter story is a message of great hope. Remember all that Christ made possible.Manna WeedErin ChristisonWhen things were tough, these pioneers received help in an unusual form.Beyond the MudLaDawn S. DalleyA missionary in Bolivia begins to see the people as the Lord must see them.In Tune: He Will Heal UsJennifer P. ZabelBaur Dee’s GirlsLynne CannegieterThis Beehive teacher taught the connection between softball and Matthew 5:44.Q&A: Questions and AnswersI am thankful for all my blessings, but it seems if I list them I will be repeating the same things in my prayers every day. How do I keep my prayers from being the same?Mormonad: Once and for AllOlympic FlameLaury LivseyLDS youth in Connecticut and Rhode Island play a special role in the Special Olympics.The Elephant ChargeTerri ReidI nearly drove friends away from the Church by trying to drive them in.Cousins by the DozensLarry A. HillerIn Jaffray, British Columbia, you may or may not be related—but you will be friends.FYI: For Your InfoColor Me HappyLisa M. GroverHow a day that started out all blue was made bright with crayons and a listening ear.Fiction: Fish SticksAdrian Robert GostickThe nickname described his fingers, not his favorite food.MormonismsHealing Our HeartsElder Merrill J. BatemanWhen we sorrow, when we hurt, the Savior has the power to make us whole again.FeedbackLetters to the editors.Poem: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the JewsTina AllenPhoto of the MonthDon O. ThorpeCover: Ben Johansen, a priest in the Trumbull (Connecticut) First Ward, was one of many who served behind the scenes at the Special Olympics. See “Olympic Flame,” p. 20. Cover photography: Brent Petersen (front), Maren Mecham (back).