“Contents,” New Era, Oct. 1993 New Era October 1993 Volume 23, Number 10 Contents The Message: He Is ThereElder Marvin J. AshtonThe Lord stands ready with help and comfort. Turn to Him. Randa’s ReceptionRon FrandsenHer inner strength helped her succeed, despite friends like me. How I Know: The GroveChristopher MiltmoreLike Joseph Smith, I received an answer in the Sacred Grove. The Art of TryingJanet ThomasLife in a wheelchair doesn’t keep Brad Chidester from developing his talents. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI have tried fasting, but frankly I don’t get that much out of it. Why do we do it? Mormonad: Make Room for Everyone Tower of RefugeRichard M. RomneyLDS youth on the Isle of Man find a safe haven in the gospel. Aaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!Tim RossThey didn’t warn me about the pain. Good VibrationsLara Mayo BangerterShellee Lundgren’s deafness doesn’t keep her from feeling the music of life. FYI: For Your Info No Free GoldfishTherese ReidThat book they gave us was better than free fish any day. Fiction: They Have Quarterbacks in HeavenJon StoutA dying boy taught him how to really live. Mormonisms Who’s Your Friend?Elder Malcolm S. JeppsenIt’s the One who only has your welfare in mind. Shape UpCarl PetersonWhat did grandfather want me to work on? My soul and mind. FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: RedLinda Whiting Photo of the MonthAaron Sweet Cover: Cheerleader Shellee Lundgren lives in a silent world, but that doesn’t slow her down. Cover photography: Jed Clark (front), Matt Reier (back).