“Contents,” New Era, Jan. 1999New EraJanuary 1999Volume 29, Number 1ContentsWords of the Prophet: A Chosen GenerationPresident Gordon B. HinckleyYou are part of it. No other statement sets a higher ideal by which to shape and guide your life.The Big QuestionRebecca WatsonWas she a real Mormon? How would she answer his question?Idea List: Having a Bad Day?Shane R. BarkerEveryday Heroes: Chain ReactionMiles T. TuasonThe righteous influence of one girl in the Philippines has caused a reaction that may never stop.Q&A: Questions and AnswersIt seems that my brothers and sisters fight all the time. We’re supposed to be an eternal family, but how can I spend eternity with people I don’t get along with?Mormonad: Spread SunshineCount on ItRichard M. RomneyYoung men in Ukraine find their lives are greatly changed for the better by the gospel.How I Know: I’m Not AshamedKevin MumfordStuck in an elevator with nowhere to hide, he found out that standing up for the Church wasn’t so hard.They That Are WiseShanna GhaznaviWhere do you get oil for your lamp? A new seminary video helps those who await the coming of the Lord to be prepared.Right Side UpElder Richard J. MaynesJust when you think your life is a jumble of activities and obligations, knowing where to set your priorities can make everything right.The Bulletin BoardFiction: Corrected VisionGayle Lee OlsenCraig thought new glasses would make him see clearly, but then a new friend who needed to understand the things he believed helped change his focus.MormonismsRead It and ReapDanielle NyeHer resolution didn’t just change her year; it changed her life.FeedbackLetters to the editorsPoem: Winter’s DreamKristine StonesPhoto of the MonthJohn LukeCover: Emilee Barber played one of the ten virgins in a new seminary video where the message of the parable can guide us even in modern times. See “They That Are Wise,” p. 28. Cover photography: Tamra Hamblin (front), John Luke (back).