“Contents,” New Era, Feb. 2002 New Era February 2002 Volume 32, Number 2 Contents The Message: “I Am But a Lad”Elder Neal A. MaxwellBelieve in yourselves not only for what you now are, but for what you have the possibilities to become! No One Will KnowBecky ManionWhen I realized that my Heavenly Father would know, then the temptation to watch the movie lost out. The Gospel and Romantic LoveElder Bruce C. HafenWith friendship as the base, love can be built on a foundation of mutual respect and shared interests. Idea List: Fighting PrideForgiving, repenting, serving—these are all part of overcoming pride. Q&A: Questions and AnswersI know great blessings can come from serving a mission. But I know a college degree is good, too. It seems they both happen at about the same age. How can I make such an important decision between two right things to do? New Era Poster: It’s Great Except For … Stars of IndiaLarry HillerIn a land of a thousand languages and a billion people, these teens speak a common language. Don’t Bet Your LifeShanna GhaznaviAs addictive as drugs, as destructive as drinking, gambling is not just playing games. It can lead to serious problems. Shining BrightJanet ThomasLiving her dream as a member of the Australian Olympic ski team, Rowena Bright was excited that the Olympics would be in Salt Lake City, a city that means so much to her LDS family. Missionaries on BoardCaroline H. BenzleyThe rows of pictures on the wall of the Vineyard, Utah, ward building inspire upcoming generations of missionaries. The Extra Smile Of All Things Cold Feet, Warm HeartR. John WalkerWith something as simple as asking to borrow some burlap, my deacons quorum president changed my life. When Life Gets ToughElder John B. DicksonMy own challenge of losing an arm taught me to use adversity as a stepping-stone and keep moving towards righteousness. Reader’s Guide We’ve Got Mail Poem: A Child’s ImaginationKimberly Webb Photo of the MonthV. Elisabeth Westwood Cover: Kiran Arul, of Hyderabad, India, has seen his life and attitude change for the better since joining the Church. See “Stars of India,” p. 20. Cover photography: Larry Hiller (front), John Luke (back).