“Contents,” New Era, Feb. 2015, inside front cover–1 New Era Contents In Every Issue 2 The Message These Are Your Days You were born in a time of temples and technology. Elder Neil L. Andersen 12 Sunday Lesson Help What We Know about Premortal Life* What has been revealed about premortal life is wonderful. 18 For the Strength of Youth Fake Friends and Fool’s Gold Discover the real value of true friends. 37 Mormonad Got That Sinking Feeling? 41 To the Point* One-on-one dating; premortal memories. 42 Questions & Answers “I lost a dear friend recently. How do I deal with the grief?” 44 Come, Follow Me The Plan of Salvation* Use these cards to help you prepare for Sunday lessons on the plan of salvation. 45 The Extra Smile 46 Instant Messages Sharing the Book of Mormon; together forever; friends again. 48 From Church Leaders How to Be a Member Missionary What we desperately need is for member-missionary work to become a way of life. Elder Quentin L. Cook 49 Conference Poster “Do What We Can”* Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Features 6 One Task at a Time Don’t try to do everything all at once. Prioritize for perfection. 8 Beyond Debate* When faith was debated in class, one young woman decided to speak up about the plan of salvation. 10 Your Future You Figure out how well your everyday choices are helping you become the person you most want to become. 14 We Miss Sofía* A young man and his sister were on a train heading for work. Then there was a loud noise and everything went dark. 16 Finding Strength in Good Friends The friends you choose can have a big impact in your life, as they have in mine. Elder Jorge F. Zeballos 20 When Good Friends Falter Youth tell how they coped when good friends began shifting their standards. 23 My New Old Friend A teen volunteer heard someone call for help at a care facility. But it wasn’t the kind of help she was thinking of. 24 How to Be Friends with Your Family Get tips on how you can be closer to the people closest to you. 28 Wet Cement and Real Womanhood Find out how not to get stuck in the ways of the world. 32 Power Flexing, Being Polite, and Other Manly Behaviors Wanna be a real man? Start by mastering these five ideas. 38 Changing Hands and Changing Plans A young violinist was determined to overcome a debilitating hand injury.