“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 1999 New Era March 1999 Volume 29, Number 3 Contents The Message: How Near to the AngelsPresident James E. FaustSexual purity is youth’s most precious possession; it is the foundation of all righteousness. My Sunday JobKathi Jo GardnerI couldn’t believe my mother asked me to do such a dumb job, but I ended up loving it. In Tune: This Is Thy DayDaryl O. Smith Everyday Heroes: Give the World a HugShanna GhaznaviKaty Ballenger’s focus on service led her to organize the HUGS Clubs. Idea List: Game Plan: Good SportsmanshipDarrin Lythgoe Q&A: Questions and AnswersHow do I help my nonmember friends feel comfortable when they come with me to church? Mormonad: All Together Now The Finals DecisionBarbara Jean JonesBritton Johnsen was a major player in the University of Utah’s run for the NCAA championship, but he traded basketball for a mission. My Kind of HeroLinda A. PetersonI thought about helping, but my friend actually did it. At the End of the RoadJanet ThomasIn Gilbert, Arizona, LDS and Catholic teens joined forces to change a town for the better. No Small ChangeDane M. MullenOur family was falling apart. Then we found the gospel. The Bulletin Board Fiction: A Shepherd in Hong KongMichael D. CallI knew the language much better, so why did Elder Heywood have me feeling sheepish? Mormonisms Scripture Lifeline: My Small and Simple AnswerJacob A. CrownFinish the garage? That’s how to get ready for my mission? FeedbackLetters to the editors Poem: A Cat I KnowSarah Bringhurst Photo of the MonthMegan Kloepher Cover: Britton Johnsen chose to give up basketball for a time and serve a mission. See “The Finals Decision,” p. 20. Cover photography: Steve Bunderson (front), John Luke (back).