January 2023 Hear HimPoster with fine art and a scripture. Welcome to This IssueChristy MonsonThe Light of the WorldAn introduction to this issue of the magazine and to the theme of turning to the Savior as our source of light. M. Russell BallardThe Light of LifePresident Ballard teaches the importance of having the light of Jesus Christ in our lives and sharing it with others. Christy MonsonNavigating Difficulties in RelationshipsThe author shares the experiences of couples and families who, with the Lord’s help, found strength to overcome challenges and grow through their problems. Jay GowenEssential Family ConversationsThe simple recipe I’ve discovered for having essential conversations is love, listen, and change. For ParentsFamilies and the Light of the WorldIdeas for parents to help them teach their children using the Church magazines. The Church Is HereAuckland, New ZealandA description of Church growth in New Zealand. Ministering PrinciplesMinistering with Greater KnowledgeHere are some ways that developing the Christlike attribute of knowledge can help us in our ministering. Gospel BasicsFamilies Are EternalBasic principles regarding the role of the family in God’s plan. Portraits of FaithAgim DedaThe Power of ExampleA man who joins the Church impresses his wife with the changes he makes in his life, influencing her to join the Church as well. Latter-day Saint Voices Berniz de Los SantosWhere Have You Been?A young man learns greater patience and love as he cares for his grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Alison WoodThe Language of the SpiritA group of young people on a dance team learn to sing a song in the language of an audience in Germany, who sing a song of gratitude back to them. Samuel KuosmanenWhy Couldn’t I Forgive?A man is able to forgive another person after learning to see the person as the Lord does. Ross J. Davidson Jr.Be There for Your BoyA father becomes active in the Church after missing the opportunity to ordain his son a deacon. Young Adults Jenet EricksonFinding the Divine Design in Our “Un-ideal” FamilyThe profound gap between the real and the ideal invites us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Breawna P.Abuse, Adoption—and HealingWhatever our circumstances, there is hope and healing found in Jesus Christ. Digital Only: Young Adults Jeff BennionWhat If I Don’t Have a Place in Heavenly Father’s Plan?An LGBT member shares his thoughts about what we can do when we feel like we don’t fit the mold in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Stefany MachadoI Was Abused—How Could I Ever Forgive?A young adult from Venezuela shares a story of experiencing abuse and then finding peace and hope through Christ. Larry LaycockBy Our Fruits—Not Our Roots—We Shall Be KnownA man looks back on how he found worthy father figures who could guide him along the covenant path. Heidi TowianskiI Knew the Church Was True—but What Would My Family Think?A young adult shares insights about joining the Church without her family’s support. Chakell Wardleigh HerbertRecognizing and Healing from Generational TraumaA young adult shares her experience with understanding and healing from the effects of generational trauma. Applying the Old Testament to Your LifeKristen Walker SmithMaking Scripture Study Less of a StruggleA guide from a faithful woman about how to enjoy and learn from scripture study even if you’re short on time or motivation. Jessica Zoey StrongFaith in the Savior, Not Faith in the MiracleA young adult shares what she has learned about faith and miracles along her journey of infertility. Michael Manzur3 Things That Have Helped Me Navigate Single FatherhoodA single father shares how the gospel has helped him raise his kids. Suzanne UchytilThe One Phrase That Changed the Way I View MarriageA young adult describes an experience with her grandparents that taught her importance of friendship in marriage. Come, Follow Me Shareable ScripturesPicture quotes with scriptures from this month’s Come, Follow Me readings from the New Testament. Aging FaithfullyNorman C. HillWhen Chronic Illness Comes Your WayHere are some practical and hopeful suggestions for how to respond if chronic illness becomes part of your life. Come, Follow Me Milton CamargoPrepare Your Spiritual SoilBrother Camargo encourages us to draw near to the Savior and improve our spiritual soil so that we can receive the word as we study the New Testament this year. What Was Christ’s Mission and Ministry?Help for your study of Luke 1. How Can I Be a Witness of Jesus Christ?Help for your study of Matthew 2 and Luke 2. How Are We Blessed by the Light of the World?Help for your study of John 1. How Does Baptism Demonstrate Obedience?Help for your study of Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3. Digital Only Goals, Growth, and Progress—Recent Messages from Prophets and ApostlesProphets and apostles testify of goals, growth, progress, and learning. Dieter F. UchtdorfFive Messages We All Need to HearElder Uchtdorf shares five ideas that can bless the lives of each of God’s children. Gaye Strathearn and Frank F. Judd Jr.The Gospels: Four Testimonies of the SaviorLooking closely at each of the four Gospels, we can see distinctive perspectives that highlight important truths about Jesus Christ. Shon D. HopkinHow New Testament Disciples Built on Old Testament FoundationsScriptural context can enrich study and build testimony. Kaylene P. HardingLetting the Light of the Son Shine through UsWe can spread Christ’s light to those around us. Jamie Kathryn LeSueurThe Lord Is Our LightDownloadable designs of quotes and scriptures that celebrate Jesus Christ as the Light of the World. Catherine IversonGod Is Always GoodAfter losing seven children due to PCOS and miscarriages, a woman shares how she maintains faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The Miracles of JesusAdam C. OlsonIf He Can Turn Water to Wine …A look at what we can learn from the first of the recorded miracles performed by Jesus Christ during His mortal ministry. New Testament ArtThe Miracle at the Wedding in CanaFine art depicting a scene related to the scriptures. Africa West Local Pages I am the Light of the World Joy in the Gospel The Gathering Place: An Answer to Abakaliki Nigeria Stake President’s Prayer Australia Local Pages Spiritual Doors Will Open: Messages about the Temple from President Nelson It Took Time But She Can Finally Testify Growing Faith and Other Good Things in Kiribati The Courage to Ask Caribbean Local Pages My Lord, My Friend Loving the Blessings of Senior Missionary Service How Do We Teach of Jesus Christ while Going Through Difficult Trials? New Zealand Local Pages Spiritual Doors Will Open: Messages about the Temple from President Nelson It Took Time But She Can Finally Testify Growing Faith and Other Good Things in Kiribati Volunteers Are Just What the Doctor Ordered for American Samoans United Kingdom/Ireland Local Pages Getting to Know Our Saviour Jesus Christ Changing Perspectives at the Theatre Meltham Ward Celebrates Nine Missionaries in Service A Great Get Together for Inclusivity A Belief in Things Unseen The Queue and the Covenant Path A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed Two Brothers, Same Purpose The Conqueror Understanding Children’s Use of Social Media United States and Canada Section Introduction to the United States and Canada SectionAn introduction to the January 2023 United States and Canada Section. Barbara A. LewisCome HomeAfter joining the Church, Mitchell finally understood his mother’s words, “God has saved you for something special.” Name withheldAfter My Divorce, I Needed Strength Beyond My OwnWhen I was struggling after my divorce, my bishop asked, “Are you reading the Book of Mormon regularly?” Todd L. AndersonGrateful for Small RefrigeratorsA small refrigerator, requiring frequent trips to the store, helps a father see the blessings of time spent with his family. Joseph G. RichardsonTaking Notes at Church Changed My LifeChurch meetings become more interesting to a member after he begins taking notes and becomes more engaged. Gaye Strathearn and Frank F. Judd Jr.The Gospels: Four Testimonies of the SaviorLooking closely at each of the four Gospels, we can see distinctive perspectives that highlight important truths about Jesus Christ.