“Contents,” New Era, Mar. 2000 New Era March 2000 Volume 30, Number 3 Contents The Message: The Future YouElder Lance B. WickmanThis is the time and the season to make of your life a magnificent work of art. Always My FriendBecky PrescottWhen I moved to a new ward, I found a good friend sitting beside me. Can I Be Forgiven?Name WithheldI was devastated. I had accidentally taken a life. How could I go on? Warm UpMaria ZellerWhen I prayed before my race, my answer was better than a first-place trophy. Everyday Heroes: Moving Mountains with ToothbrushesKathleen Pederson WhitworthThe Downey family spent a year in Tonga, where their service brought brighter smiles. Idea List: Are You Prepared?Darrin LythgoeHow do you help your family get prepared for and stay safe during a disaster? Q&A: Questions and AnswersMy family is getting ready to be sealed in the temple. Could you help me understand the sealing process so I will be better prepared? Mormonad: Make Yourself Useful Lives under ConstructionBarbara Jean JonesWith new temples under construction, the youth in Brazil are building good lives to be worthy for temple work. Marking My PlaceKathryn MooreMy answer was right before my eyes. It was in the Young Women theme. Top of the MorningJanet ThomasIn Dublin, early-morning seminary was just the start of a great friendship built around gospel values. The Long and Short of ItMarcie JoEllen MatthewsI cleaned out my closet and got a new attitude with my new wardrobe. About SaraRebekah LoweSara could have been left out, but the Young Women drew a circle that took her in. Of All Things Fiction: Full CircleAnne BradshawWhen you make the right decisions, sometimes things you thought you had lost are returned to you. Mormonisms I Never Looked BackCameron McCoyStep by step, one young man’s life was guided to the gospel and Church service. We’ve Got MailLetters to the editors Poem: Night MusicDianne K. Reese Photo of the MonthJohn Ramuno Cover: Priscila Fernandes Castelo, 16, visits the site of a new temple being built in her hometown of Campinas, Brazil. See “Lives under Construction,” p. 20. Cover photography: Barbara Jean Jones (front), stock photography © Photodisc (back).