“Contents,” New Era, Jan. 1993New EraJanuary 1993Volume 23, Number 1ContentsThe Message: From Darkness to Light: The Gift of RepentanceElder Helvecio MartinsIt’s the way back from darkness and sorrow to light and joy.Mormonad: Repentance Is Strong SoapNorman’s SongNorman HillDean taught Norman a new song and taught a powerful lesson to the whole bus.Everyday Heroes: Mission AccomplishedChristie GilesThese “secret agents of love” in wacky costumes bring love and friendship.Scripture Lifeline: Just a TeenagerAnn JacobsMy talk with a stranger on Temple Square taught me I can be a missionary.Q&A: Questions and AnswersHow can I help the homeless and the hungry when I don’t even have a job myself? I feel guilty not doing anything, but what can I do?How I Know: I Expected MiraclesTara PearsonI wanted something big, but that small, warm feeling was the answer I needed.Small Branches, Big BlessingsLaury LivseyHow LDS teens are finding a rich spiritual life in small towns everywhere.My Very Own 911Dawn ThurstonWhen things went wrong at the party, I was glad I could call Dad.Finding Your Way in MadridLisa A. JohnsonSpanish teens help each other navigate around the pitfalls of the big city.FYI: For Your InfoFiction: Pride of LionsEugene E. WoodburyForrest might be a “shophead,” but he knows a jackal when he sees one.MormonismsLike YourselfGeorge I. CannonDon’t like the person in the mirror? Reflect on these suggestions.Take TimeLucy-Anne StanburyInvesting time in the scriptures brought big dividends to this student.No More a StrangerJohn Nelson SchneiderMembers of a small French branch show love for a man they never met.FeedbackLetters to the EditorsPoem: Frosted MemoriesKaylene JarvisPhoto of the MonthKeith ProctorCover: LDS kids in Morgan City, Louisiana, have discovered life in a small branch has its own big rewards. See p. 20. Cover photography: John Luke (front), Jay Drowns (back).