“Contents,” New Era, Jan. 2013, 1 New Era Contents Departments 2 The Message Hear the Voice of God President Henry B. Eyring Hear the voice of God in the voice of the people that He has sent to teach and guide us and direct us. 8 Line upon Line Doctrine and Covenants 87:8 Dive a little deeper into this year’s Mutual theme scripture. 9 Mormonad Stand in Holy Places 10 From the Mission Field A Flat Tire and a Gallon of Milk Being in the right place at the right time (with the right groceries) meant an opportunity to share the gospel. 14 Questions & Answers Is having a boyfriend or girlfriend OK before age 16 as long as you are not dating? 18 For the Strength of Youth Education Elder Craig A. Cardon Be learned and hearken unto the Lord. He will bless and prosper you. 43 The Extra Smile 44 What’s Up? 46 Instant Messages Resisting pressure to swear; leaving because of lyrics; a missionary moment from family time. 48 From Church Leaders How to Live the Word of Wisdom President Boyd K. Packer Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. 49 Poem Little Lucky Moments 49 Photo Features 4 Blessings of Prayer Explore the blessings promised to you if you keep the commandment to pray. 6 2013 Mutual Theme David L. Beck and Elaine S. Dalton Find out what it means to “stand ye in holy places” (D&C 87:8). 12 What Agung Learned from Badminton A simple sport gives a youngman from Indonesia some lessons about hope. 16 What If I Hadn’t Been Kind? Having courage to stop the teasing had unforeseen consequences. 20 Keep Practicing Sticking with piano lessons paid off in unexpected ways. 21 Staying in Balance A young ballerina knows how to balance her life and keep on her toes. 22 Getting to Know Lorenzo Snow Get better acquainted with the fifth President of the Church. 24 Youth Spotlight: Finding Ways to Serve Read stories from youth who served others in various ways. 28 Learning about the Godhead Learn more about God the Father; His Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Ghost. 30 How to Never Have a Boring Church Class Ever Again Classes in church don’t have to put you to sleep. You can find something exciting every time. 34 Branching Out to Strengthen Home and Family Embroidery and family history proved to be a great combination for these young women. 36 The Book of Mormon—Share It Elder Juan A. Uceda Don’t be afraid to open your mouth with your friends and say, “I believe this. I want to share this with you.” 39 Meeting the Challenge This young man from El Salvador knows how to get the most out of studying the Book of Mormon. 40 Personal Best One young runner was able to give it her all because she followed the Word of Wisdom. 42 Seeing the Good in Kylie Showing kindness to the unkind can bring forth blessings.