“Contents,” New Era, June 1994 New Era June 1994 Volume 24, Number 6 Contents The Message: Joseph Smith, Truly a ProphetPresident Gordon B. HinckleyYou cannot accept the restored Church without accepting Joseph as a prophet. How I Know: View from Celestial RidgeMichelle BagleyI wanted a burning bush. Instead, I received what I needed. In Tune: To Those with Pure Intent Dan Carter Through Thick and ThinnerJefferson SmithWe couldn’t whitewash our differences. But we could work them out. Scripture Lifeline: No Laughing MatterCamille NugentThe mockery of classmates brought tears; the scriptures brought comfort. Q&A: Questions and AnswersA friend of mine says he can accept everything about the Church except Joseph Smith’s visions. What should I tell him? Mormonad: Something in Common Full CircleJanet ThomasFrench Polynesia used to import missionaries. Now they are exporting. Hiking Diamond HeadMichelle CarterThe destination is as rewarding as the climb is difficult—it’s a lot like life. Walls Come Tumbling DownRichard M. RomneyIn strife-torn Northern Ireland, LDS youth are an example of the gospel’s peace. FYI: For Your Info Mormonisms Called to ServeNew General Authorities called Through Teenage EyesRichard Neitzel HolzapfelYoung Latter-day Saints tell what they saw and how they felt when Joseph Smith was killed. Fiction: Just Call Me SusieLinda Ririe GundryIt’s not my name, but it’s better than being called “that young idiot.” Testimony PowerHilary HuntThe Spirit turned a testimony meeting into a powerful missionary tool. FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: Gold SeekersLou McLean Photo of the MonthAnselm Spring Cover: Lianna Tarahu, 14, appreciates those who brought the gospel to French Polynesia and wants to become a missionary herself. See “Full Circle,” page 20. Cover photography: Janet Thomas (front), Matt Reier (back).