“New Era Connection,” Ensign, August 2018
This month’s New Era comes with the messages from the special worldwide devotional for youth by President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy Nelson, in June.
In addition, the August issue features articles about sharing the gospel:
“Before You Are Called to Serve.” Find out what it’s like to serve a mission, and see more about the new interview questions for missionary candidates (page 24).
“5 Things the Doctrine and Covenants Will Teach You about Being a Missionary.” Missionary lessons from the book that will be studied in seminary in the coming year (page 30).
“6 Reasons We Really Do Need the Church.” See why the Church is indispensable (page 34).
Here are some questions you might ask:
Why do you think President Nelson wanted to share that particular message with you?
When you heard President Nelson’s message, what did it make you want to do differently?
How confident do you feel about sharing the gospel? What could help you feel more confident?
In family home evening or other teaching settings, consider using something you saw in the New Era. For instance:
Read “Two Strokes for Integrity” (page 18), and share how you made a decision to be honest and upright even when nobody else was watching.
Read “Our Plan to Beat the Odds” (page 10), and share your feelings about the blessings of eternal marriage.
Read “Lock-Screen Scriptures” (page 7), and talk about some other things we can do to keep our minds focused on spiritual things each day.