We’ve Got Mail
March 2004

“We’ve Got Mail,” New Era, Mar. 2004, 50

We’ve Got Mail

He Stayed Too

I am so grateful for the article called “Staying Power” (Oct. 2003) by Elder H. Ross Workman. Reading of Elder Workman’s unrelenting desire to serve the Lord, I began to weep, knowing that I am not the only person who has been in this situation. Elder Workman has witnessed rejection in serving the Lord. As I read this article, a peaceful feeling came into my heart. I have made a resolution that I will endure to the end. The article gave me an increase of hope.
Sister Lucy James, Nigeria Lagos Mission

Diving into It

I joined the Church two years ago, and I am the only member in my immediate family. Since joining the Church I have received the New Era. I wait at the mailbox for it. I rip off the plastic wrap and dive into it. I don’t put it down until I have read it cover to cover. The New Era has helped me to know that the trials I face are also the same trials youth all over the Church face as we strive to choose the right. Every month the articles are timely and pertinent to my life. Thanks to the New Era, my testimony has grown, and I have been better prepared for a mission.
Cole J. Machado, Eureka Second Ward, Eureka California Stake

Thanks, President Hinckley

Thank you for the article “Daughters of the Almighty” (Nov. 2003). I have been struggling with the things President Gordon B. Hinckley mentioned in this article. Because I am one of the three Latter-day Saints in my high school, it has been hard on me to be in the world but not of the world. Each day I struggle, but this article strengthened my testimony and showed me that I can achieve anything I put my mind to. The New Era has been a wonderful blessing to me. It brings me strength to know that I am not alone in the world and that others are fighting for what is right.
Bridgett Moss, Conrad Ward, Great Falls Montana Stake

The Lord Called Me Here

I find the New Era very helpful in my daily life. No matter what is going on, I can turn to the New Era for help. I really enjoyed “Somebody Had It Harder” in the November 2003 issue. I can relate to the author, Elder Preston. I am a new missionary. I entered the mission field unsure of what I was doing here. Then one night, while studying, I learned that the Lord knows why I am here. I know He put me in Nebraska at this time, and I will do His work.
Elder Brian Bodell, Nebraska Omaha Mission


When I turned 14, I was excited about all the dances I could go to. The Church dances were fun. I could be myself in a place where everyone had the same standards I have. But school dances often made me feel uncomfortable. Thank you for Questions & Answers in the November 2003 issue. It was almost as if that section was written just for me. I appreciate the ideas and options that were suggested.
Brittany Hancock, San Jacinto Ward, Hemet California Stake

Illustrated by Bill Mayer