“Contents,” New Era, August 2015, inside front cover–1 New Era Contents In Every Issue 2 The Message Lose Yourself in Service Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. President Thomas S. Monson 6 FHE Object Lesson Treasure Transformation What can a laundry booster teach about the gospel’s power? 10 Sunday Lesson Help Recipe for a Happy Family* The family proclamation gives us ingredients for happiness at home. 19 Mormonad Stay True 41 To the Point Being cool; which parent am I sealed to after they divorce? 42 Questions & Answers “My parents were married in the temple, but now they’re divorced. I’m angry that they have broken up our family. How do I forgive them?” 44 Come, Follow Me Marriage and Family* Find inspiration from Church leaders as you study marriage and family this month. 45 The Extra Smile 46 Instant Messages Babysitting priority; number one app; family example. 48 From Church Leaders How to Tune in to the Holy Ghost There are several things that greatly enhance our ability to understand the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Elder M. Russell Ballard 49 Conference Poster The Generosity and Mercy of God President Boyd K. Packer Features 8 Ask Papá A young woman’s search for information about her ancestors led her to someone who usually didn’t talk much. 14 Waiting with Faith A young woman in Brazil never gave up hope that her parents would join the Church. 16 Finding Hope in a Troubled Family Whatever your condition may be, you can have a happy and fulfilled life. Elder David S. Baxter 20 The Gospel and Your Personality You’re unique and valuable. But what if you don’t feel like you fit in at church? 24 Make 10 People Smile Today! Take the challenge to make a difference through simple kindness and service. 26 A Blind Horse and Me A young woman learned about herself from a bolting horse that couldn’t see where she was going. 28 Remembering President Boyd K. Packer (1924–2015) Learn about an Apostle who loved the Lord and His word. 30 Flood the Earth through Social Media I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth. Elder David A. Bednar 36 An Email for Jessica To help a friend understand the gospel, a young woman just started typing, “Dear Jessica.” 38 Just Be You Scared of sharing the gospel? Just relax and be yourself.