“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 1999New EraMarch 1999 Volume 29, Number 3ContentsThe 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. SmithEveryday 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 LythgoeQ&A: Questions and AnswersHow do I help my nonmember friends feel comfortable when they come with me to church?Mormonad: All Together NowThe 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 BoardFiction: A Shepherd in Hong KongMichael D. CallI knew the language much better, so why did Elder Heywood have me feeling sheepish?MormonismsScripture Lifeline: My Small and Simple AnswerJacob A. CrownFinish the garage? That’s how to get ready for my mission?FeedbackLetters to the editorsPoem: A Cat I KnowSarah BringhurstPhoto of the MonthMegan KloepherCover: 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).