New Era Connection

New Era Connection,” Ensign, July 2018

New Era Connection

The New Era magazine is there for your teens—and for you. See how this month’s issue can help you talk with them and teach them.

Caring about Others and Serving Them

This month’s New Era has the following articles about loving and serving others:

  • “Courage around the Campfire.” A young woman’s friend who is of another faith wants to go to Young Women camp, and she wonders what kind of experience her friend will have (page 8).

  • “When Serving Was Hard.” When asked to care for her bad-tempered grandfather, a young woman finds a way to change her attitude, which makes all the difference (page 14).

  • “Youth in Greece.” Youth gather together to strengthen one another in their faith (page 16).

Talk with Them

Here are some questions you might ask:

  • What can you do to help the people you care about be happier?

  • Have you ever been asked to help someone but not felt like doing it? How do you overcome that feeling?

  • What are some simple things that others have done that have really helped you, uplifted you, or strengthened your faith?

Teach Them

In family home evening or other teaching settings, consider using something you saw in the New Era. For instance:

  • Read Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s message, “Your Talent Trove” (page 2), and share how you discovered some of your talents.

  • Point out the article “7 Tips for Giving a Talk” (page 36), and tell about your first experience giving a talk in church and what you’ve learned since then.

  • Read Elder Quentin L. Cook’s message, “You Can Be Temple Worthy” (page 48), and share your feelings about being worthy to hold a temple recommend and what it means to you.