“Contents,” New Era, Jan. 1995 New Era January 1995 Volume 25, Number 1 Contents A Message to the Youth of the Church: Personal Revelation—The Gift, the Test, and the PromisePresident Boyd K. PackerIt’s a key to spiritual survival in these perilous times. Called to ServeNew General Authorities and officers His Brother’s KeeperCatherine and Don O. ThorpeIn Mexico City, two brothers watch out for each other, and the whole family benefits. When Dad Doesn’t BelieveName WithheldHere are some helpful tips for getting along with a non-LDS family member. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI’m hooked on shopping. No matter how much I buy, I always seem to want something else. How can I get this under control? Mormonad: Act Well Thy Part BridgesRichard M. RomneyThe gospel helps these Australian youth build solid, lasting relationships. You Used to Be NiceRandi HoltMy “humor” was hurting friends—a bad habit I really had to turn around. Hear with Your HeartLisa M. GroverThese students may be deaf, but they listen to the Spirit—and each other. Mormonisms FYI: For Your Info How I Know: Pray and WaitJustin C. BuchananPatience can be an important part of the formula for gaining a testimony. Fiction: Getting on TrackGary L. DavisThe world looked like a lousy place, but suddenly I knew how to change it. Leave It AloneElder H. Burke PetersonSome things that pass for entertainment are deadly and must be avoided. Sockcess StoryAnne BradshawThese British kids performed a service that warmed hearts and feet. FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: Winter MontageDixie Partridge Photo of the MonthKeith Proctor Cover: Josef Ziegelbauer of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, participates in an Aaronic Priesthood class. See “Bridges,” p. 20. Cover photography: Richard M. Romney (front), Maren Younce (back).