“Contents,” New Era, Sept. 1994 New Era September 1994 Volume 24, Number 9 Contents The Message: Never Give UpPresident Thomas S. MonsonOne of God’s greatest gifts is the joy of trying again. No failure need be final. How I Know: First LightCatherine Jayne DavisAt dawn, on a Colorado lake, I discovered I was really a daughter of God. Get to the PointPaul LindseyMy parents wouldn’t take the missionary discussions—until I asked them to. The Ice Cream CureDonworth V. GublerIt took a lot of patience—plus a five-cent cone—to turn this enemy into a friend. Q&A: Questions and AnswersHow do I cope with others who are irreverent and disrespectful in Church classes or at Church activities? Called to Serve: New ApostleElder Jeffrey R. Holland ordained to the Twelve. Temples of TikalMarvin K. GardnerIn Guatemala, LDS youth value their ancient heritage, but treasure their living faith. Picture ThisTrisha ParryPositive peer pressure began with a picture of the Savior in a school locker. In His Father’s StepsJanet ThomasThis top Tahitian soccer player has all the right goals. Building a Friend ShipMargaret WildingVisit behind the scenes at the filming of a new seminary video. FYI: For Your InfoTry these telephone tips. Mormonad: Stay on Your Toes My Brother’s QuestionKen CheckettsIt was a simple question, but it brought peace back into the family. Call for Entries: Spark Your CreativityAnnouncing the 1995 New Era contest. Mormonisms Fiction: No Pain, No GainChris CroweI was Mr. Muscle. J. J. was a shrimp. So why was he so much stronger? FeedbackLetters to the editors. Cover: Young Latter-day Saints in Guatemala are fascinated by ruins of ancient temples, but seek the blessings of modern true temples. See “Temples of Tikal,” p. 20. Cover photography: Marvin K. Gardner (front), Jed Clark (back). Artifact courtesy of Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University.