“Contents,” New Era, July 2000New EraJuly 2000Volume 30, Number 7ContentsWords of the Prophet: Put Your Shoulder to the WheelPresident Gordon B. HinckleyHard work is the way to make dreams come true.Scripture Lifeline: Where Are They?Elyssa Renee MadsenFrightened because my parents were hours late, I learned I could turn to the Lord for peace.Called to ServeForever and Three DaysRebecca ArmstrongMy parents’ hope for an eternal family was fulfilled when we were sealed in the temple.Idea List: Accepting the InvitationLisa M. G. CrockettFind a way to personally commemorate the Savior’s birth this year.Q&A: Questions and AnswersThere is a girl in my Beehive class who is not very active. She’s the only member in her family, and we’d like to fellowship her. What are some things we can do to make her feel welcome without putting too much pressure on her?Mormonad: Rings TrueRyan’s TrippJane H. ForsgrenRiding a lawn mower, Ryan cut a swath across the country for a good cause.Search LightKen MerrellWhen the light went out, my prayer brought another kind of illumination.Living the ScripturesJeanette Waite BennettWhen these Idaho youth spent some time acting out the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophets’ words came to life.MormonismsRock StarLisa M. G. CrockettAaron Shamy gave up the top spot in his sport to serve a mission.Of All ThingsFiction: The Summer I Was SergioAnn Edwards CannonBeing himself was too boring. Pretending to be someone else seemed exciting until he was in danger of hurting others.Rapid DecisionFrancis M. Woodard and Sheila R. WoodardAn adventure could have turned tragic if I hadn’t listened to a voice of warning.Singing ThanksSarah GedeborgI was ashamed of my bad attitude when I heard a lady offering thanks to the Lord in song.We’ve Got MailPoem: The PlacePamela MasonPhoto of the MonthDerek IsraelsenCover: Ryan Tripp of Parowan, Utah, turned a simple goal into a way to serve. See “Ryan’s Tripp,” p. 20. Cover photography: John Luke (front), Tamra Ratieta (back).