“Contents,” New Era, Apr. 2002 New Era April 2002 Volume 32, Number 4 Contents The Message: To Be HealedElder Richard G. ScottYou are not alone. Have faith in the Lord. Be willing to trust His promises given through His prophets and in His scriptures. Noticing SarahAlison TannerMy friend showed me that being a friend means paying attention to others. Flowers of MercyElder Dennis B. NeuenschwanderWhen tragedy strikes, feeling sympathy for those affected is one way to allow the love of our Savior to enter our lives. Everyone But MePatricia Reece RoperWhy did I get left out? I was the only one not going to the prom. How could anything good come of this? Q&A: Questions and AnswersSome people say I’m dating before 16. My friend and I don’t date yet. We just hang out after school until my mom comes home from work. We are together a lot, but we don’t date. Isn’t this okay? New Era Poster: When the Son Arose A New TraditionShanna GhaznaviThe teens in a Hmong branch in Minnesota are establishing new traditions as they honor both their parents and their religion. Prayer for a ThiefTiffany KochI faced a man with a knife, but I ended up wishing that he could find happiness. Decide to DecideElder Ralph W. Hardy Jr.Writing a list of simple decisions seems easy, but it can change your life. Rising Above the BluesShanna GhaznaviFeelings of depression don’t always go away because you want them to. Sometimes you need help. Here’s where to start. The Extra Smile Be PrayerfulCaroline H. BenzleyThe prophet encouraged teens to use prayer as a guide in their lives. These teens tried out his advice with great results. Of All Things Reach Out and Climb!Elder Dallin H. OaksSooner or later we all stand at the foot of cliffs we think we cannot scale. But nothing is impossible with the Lord. Becoming BeautifulKersten CampbellMy life was anything but beautiful until I found the gospel which led me to the temple. Then I understood what beauty is. Reader’s Guide We’ve Got Mail Poem: LightningLily Berry Photo of the MonthLane V. Erickson Cover: The Savior’s life is an example to us of how we should show sympathy to those who suffer. See “Flowers of Mercy,” on p. 10. (Painting by Heinrich Hofmann and photography © 1988 PhotoSpin [front], George Edward Anderson [back]).