We’ve Got Mail

    “We’ve Got Mail,” New Era, Oct. 2005, 50

    We’ve Got Mail

    Pioneer Poem

    I’d like to thank you for the poem in the July 2005 New Era, “They All Came Through in Glory,” by Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone. This poem gave me an appreciation for the pioneers in the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies.
    Nicole Martin, Raymond First Ward, Raymond Alberta Stake

    Teaching Resource

    Whenever I help teach the Sunday School lesson, the New Era is my first source for ideas because it always has stories that relate to my topic. Plus it answers my questions. I am grateful to the people who send their inspiring stories to the New Era and to those who put the magazine together. The New Era Posters are great too. My favorite one is the November 2004 poster (“Be Loyal to the Royal Within”).
    Olivia Searle, Laconia Ward, Concord New Hampshire Stake

    More Fun Things

    The New Era is a great magazine that teaches us good principles and morals. I would like to suggest that if it is possible, put more uplifiting comics and fun things in the magazine to make it even better. I appreciate what you’re doing and hope the New Era, Ensign, Liahona, and Friend stay around for a long time.
    Seth Young, Picture Rocks Ward, Tucson Arizona North Stake

    An Answer to Prayer

    Before I opened the June 2005 New Era, I said a silent prayer that there would be an article that would help me improve my family relationships. “How to Talk to Your Parents” was a direct answer to my prayer. I have been praying for help in my relationship with my parents, and this article helped open my eyes to the fact that I need to look at the mistakes and misinterpretations that I am making before I can expect an improvement in our communications. The article described exactly how I feel, and that helped me be open-minded so I could accept your explanation of how my parents must feel too. Thank you for answering my prayer.
    Aubrey Palmer, Canyon Crest Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake

    What We Believe

    The New Era always helps me learn and has so much good advice to help me in my life. I especially liked the article on using the Articles of Faith (“Know What We Believe,” June 2005) to help us with those hard questions that others ask about the Church and what we believe. Whenever I get the New Era, I always go to the The Extra Smile and the Q&A page, and then I read it from cover to cover. Thank you and keep up the good work!
    Holly Thomas, Berwick Ward, Melbourne Australia Pakenham Stake

    Illustrated by Bill Mayer