“Contents,” New Era, May 1997New EraMay 1997 Volume 27, Number 5ContentsThe Message: Save Her! Save Her!President Thomas S. MonsonMissionary work takes love and sacrifice, but it brings great blessings.Primary PurposeBrian LewisThe boss said “work on Sundays,” but how could I give up teaching Primary?Perfect PrayerDoug BennettWhen Billy stumbled during the sacrament prayer, his brother gave just the right help.Everyday Heroes: Time Off for Good BehaviorLaury LivseyRosalie postponed college to help a young neighbor girl and learned some great lessons.MormonismsQ&A: Questions and AnswersAt church, life seems worth living, and I want to be good. But at school and work life seems discouraging. How can I keep good feelings, even when surrounded by the bad?Mormonad: Rest AssuredTo Higher HeightsRichard M. RomneyMeet some of the outstanding LDS cadets at the Air Force Academy.Walking the WalkJulie DuVallAn interfaith walk to help the hungry brings LDS and non-LDS kids together.I Will Go and DoLaury LivseyWhat would you give to serve a mission? Five missionaries answer.My WishDiana MonsonInstead of limbs that function, he wanted a faithful family.FYI: For Your InfoFiction: Prom KnightAlma J. YatesThe evening began as a disaster and ended as a story of love—for Mean Max.By Leaps and BoundsLisa M. GroverThis young gymnast knows adversity, but not the meaning of the word “quit.”How I Know: Taking a StandErica LarsonMy whole family was against my baptism, but I couldn’t deny the truth.FeedbackLetters to the editorsPoem: It Hurts to GrowAnnie GroblerPhoto of the MonthJared DaviesCover: Candy Sharp is just one of many LDS cadets at the Air Force Academy who are becoming known for their dedication. See “To Higher Heights,” page 20.Cover photography: Richard M. Romney (front), Greg Frei (back).