“Contents,” New Era, May 2000 New Era May 2000 Volume 30, Number 5 Contents The Message: Behold the ManBishop Richard C. EdgleyJesus has all the characteristics of a true, ideal man. Boys can become men by choosing to follow His example. The VisitorKen Merrell“Are you Jesus?” the three-year-old asked my friend. The question changed his life. Always My FatherCarrie SchafferMy father moved out of my life when I was a child, but I discovered I always had a Father I could turn to for guidance. Everyday Heroes: .net/resultsBarbara Jean JonesA small-town girl is using the Internet to become a big-time influence for good in this world. Idea List: I’m Going There SomedayGet ready and stay ready to enter the temple. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI am a young woman who is a friend of a young man who is not a member of our faith. He seems to be interested in the Church, but how do I know whether he’s really interested in the gospel or just interested in me? Mormonad: Life Planner Following Wilford’s WayJanet ThomasThese young people from Cardiff, Wales, follow in the steps of a prophet and bring local Church history to life. Blind FaithBryant MarcumI was his guide, but he taught me about faith. Coaching the CoachElyssa Renee MadsenWhen Brian Black of Hempstead, Texas, taught his baseball coach about the gospel, it was like winning the biggest game of all. Slow-Motion MiracleD. Brent ColletteIt took Jeff two years to work his miracle on Darren—but what a blessing it was! I Didn’t Fit InJeni WillardsonThe party made me uncomfortable, and I’m glad it did. Of All Things Fiction: Knowing Where to LookAdrian Robert GostickWhen you are feeling a little lost, sometimes all you need is someone to point the way. Mormonisms The ScoutmasterB. H. MooreHe taught me never to give up on people. You lose out on some very good friends that way. We’ve Got MailLetters to the editors Poem: Following Mother’s FootstepsAlice Evans Photo of the MonthTanya Schlup Cover: Brian Black of Hempstead, Texas, found a missionary opportunity on the baseball diamond. See “Coaching the Coach,” p. 28. Cover photography (front): Elyssa Renee Madsen; (back): © Photodisc®.