“Contents,” New Era, July 2002 New Era July 2002 Volume 32, Number 7 Contents The Message: Ten Things to Know Before You GoPresident James E. FaustBefore you head out on a mission, there are some things you should know. Idea List: More Than SilenceReverence is more than not making noise. Here are some ideas from young women in Merced, California, on how to show reverence in our thoughts and behavior. Watch Out!Elder Adelson ParrellaIf we don’t constantly pay attention to the words of the prophets, we become desensitized, and we don’t recognize the dangers of the world. Be CleanCaroline H. BenzleyWhat are you doing to follow the prophet’s counsel to be clean? Find out what other teens have done and what they have learned from doing it. Q&A: Questions and AnswersEvery time I ask my friend a tough question, he answers by saying I need to pray about it. He says he receives immediate answers to his prayers, but it just doesn’t work for me. What am I doing wrong? New Era Poster: Search and Rescue Walking in RemembranceCaroline H. BenzleyWhy would teens choose to give up the comforts of home and walk as far as 30 miles under the hot Wyoming sun? Service with a TwistAaron J. TolsonThese teens in Oklahoma wouldn’t let a tornado stand in their way. Tonga: True to the FaithJanet ThomasThe youth in Tonga get a lot of support from other Church members. But they still must do the studying and praying to gain their own testimonies. Mirror ImageJulie K. KennardI knew the Lord didn’t care what size dress I wore. He cared that I was clean and worthy. The Extra Smile A Question of TimeElder F. Burton HowardDoes TV prevent you from doing things that you should do? If it does, do you think it’s really your friend? Of All Things Speaking of MiraclesShallin DuncanI knew I wasn’t much of a translator. But with the Spirit, I was able to help my Venezuelan friend in the temple. New Era Classic: Of the Most WorthPresident Ezra Taft BensonMissionaries are engaged in the greatest work in all the world—saving the souls of our Father in Heaven’s children. Reader’s Guide We’ve Got Mail Poem: Taste SummerCallie Taggart Photo of the MonthNiel Hayes Cover: This young woman from Westminster, Colorado, got a taste of what it was like to be a pioneer at Martin’s Cove. See “Walking in Remembrance” on p. 20. Cover photography: Caroline H. Benzley (front), Eleanor S. Carter (back).