“Contents,” New Era, May 1996New EraMay 1996 Volume 26, Number 5ContentsThe Message: That All May HearPresident Thomas S. MonsonNow is the time to prepare for a successful mission.My Letter to MeAngela CostelloMy childlike testimony of the Word of Wisdom came back to reward—not haunt—me.Scripture Lifeline: Whose Words Were They?Eric D. SniderThe answer to our investigator’s question came from the Spirit.An Honorable ReleaseArnold LemmonFacing death, Andy showed faith and courage that inspired us all.Gershwin to GoRobb HochOn the road with my mother and George Gershwin, something wonderful happened to me.Q&A: Questions and AnswersIn my school, if you go out with someone more than once everyone thinks you are girlfriend and boyfriend. How can I date someone just for fun without hurting anyone’s feelings?Mormonad: Smart MouthOn Top of the WorldWillie Holdman and Richard M. RomneyOur backpacks all contained one essential item—the scriptures.Honoring Your Father and Your MotherElder Lino AlvarezIt’s more than obedience. It’s living a life that brings them, well, honor.Coming of AgeRichard M. RomneyIn Valencia, California, the annual “graduation camp” focuses on the future.FYI: For Your InfoFiction: End-of-the-Month Bonus DealAlma J. YatesJust a tagalong junior home teaching companion? Think again, “Brother” Davidson!MormonismsLost on the LakeJanet ThomasA simple windsurfing outing nearly turns deadly.FeedbackLetters to the editorsPoem: PreparationAnita WorthenPhoto of the MonthLane V. EricksonCover: Kevin Wilson and Tyler Garns of the Newhall (California) First Ward find that priesthood friendships prepare you for life. See “Coming of Age,” p. 28. Cover photography: Richard M. Romney (front), Maren Mecham (back).