“Contents,” New Era, July 2014, inside front cover–1New Era ContentsIn Every Issue2The MessageDivine Covenants Make Strong Christians*Our access to God’s power is through our covenants with Him.Elder D. Todd Christofferson10Sunday Lesson HelpYouth Voices: What Does It Mean to “Remember”?*How do you remember the Savior?19MormonadThings Aren’t Always What They Seem30For the Strength of YouthWork—Who Needs It?Work is the mother of self-reliance, achievement, and joy in this life.Randall L. Ridd39To the PointFriends who think the Church has too many rules; why God created us.40Come, Follow MeKeeping Covenants*Use these cards to help you prepare for Sunday lessons on ordinances and covenants.41The Extra Smile42Questions & Answers“My friend feels like Heavenly Father has abandoned her. She doesn’t feel the Spirit. How can I help her?”44What’s Up?Conference connection; Scouts to the rescue; flood help; and more.46Instant MessagesAgainst the cliffs; a grandfather’s baptism; a Book of Mormon gift.48From Church LeadersHow to Rely on the Protective Power of PrayerOne of the most important ways to protect yourselves is to make sure that prayer is part of your daily lives.Elder M. Russell Ballard49Conference PosterTrusting the Lord’s ProphetsElder Neil L. AndersenFeatures6What Do You See?*Symbols in our ordinances help us see the Savior in our covenants.9Remembering to Remember*Preparing for the sacrament all week long changed everything for one young woman.12A Change of HeartLearn this new song about turning to God.14Mormons Do Believe in GodHow a young woman shared the gospel at an airport far from home.16Abandoned Seeds in Rocky PlacesThe seeds were mixed in with tar and gravel, but they were still as valuable as ever.Elder Kevin R. Duncan20FHE Object LessonDon’t Get Mixed UpOne jar. Some water. Some oil. Some food coloring. Now you’re ready to learn how to deal with worldly influences.22Serving for the Right ReasonsOne young man found the greatest joy of his life through missionary service.24My Friend’s Secret StruggleFind out what one young woman did when she suspected that her friend had an eating disorder.26“Truth Will Prevail”Youth who participated in the Church’s first pageant in Great Britain learned a great deal about sharing the gospel.32Moving Pipe in Muddy ShoesIt was a dirty job, but one young man learned the value of working together in the Church.34Outsmart Your Smartphone and Other DevicesGet some cool, inspiring wallpapers for your phone, tablet, or desktop.36Let Your Voice Be HeardGet tips for sharing in Sunday classes.