“Contents,” New Era, Dec. 1993 New Era December 1993 Volume 23, Number 12 Contents The Message: Why Didn’t You Wake Me?Elder John H. GrobergChristmas in Tonga was made memorable by unselfish giving. Mormonad: Reason for the Season The Twelfth DayAliza BrownSecret gifts plus promptings of the Spirit helped them brighten an old man’s last days. In Tune: And Mary Pondered Marvin K. Gardner and Vanja Y. Watkins Merry Christmas, StellaSteven Kapp PerrySinging at this rest home was an unforgettable experience, but not like we had planned. Cold Hands, Warm HeartPatricia SchmuhlShe gave her gloves to a stranger and never felt warmer. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI have a hard time bearing my testimony in public. Do I have to bear my testimony out loud? Mormonisms A Book of Mormon ChristmasMatthew, Mark, Luke, John—and Nephi. Enjoy the Christmas story from a Book of Mormon perspective. The Joy They SharedJuanita SadlerPoor in material things, this Filipino family was rich in love and gratitude. Three-Part HarmonyAdrian GostickWant to be a missionary to your friends? Consider this example. Beyond the Genius of ManElder V. Dallas MerrellThe power of the Church comes from its divine source. FYI: For Your Info The Salt of PhiladelphiaMichael D. CallHelping Dad with those deliveries, I learned what he was really made of. Fiction: Santa’s HelperAnne BradshawSanta lives at the North Pole; his helper, in a small English village. How I Know: Christmas Every SundayLois T. BartholomewThe meaning of Christmas is in the Atonement, something we commemorate every week. The 1993 New Era Index Poem: Why the Nativity?Lucile Jensen Cover: Bright Star in the New World by Keith Larson (front), Shepherds Seeing the Star by Minerva K. Teichert (back).