November 2000

Volume 30 Number 11

Ensign, Nov. 2000
[illustration] On the covers: Front and back: "Bring Forth the Record," by Gary L. Kapp, oil on canvas, 4' x 5', 1999. Courtesy of David and Judy Larsen.

[photo] Inside front: General Conference Session, by Joy Gough. The new Conference Center fulfills its purpose during a session of the Church's 170th Semiannual General Conference, accommodating 21,000 members gathered to hear inspired counsel from General Authorities. Still, when there were more who desired to hear, they spilled over into the 900-seat Conference Center Theater, the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall on Temple Square, and rooms in the nearby Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

[illustration] Inside back: Millennial Beehive House, by Grant Romney Clawson, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", 1999. Erected in 1854, the Beehive House on the corner of South Temple and State Streets in Salt Lake City was originally the home of President Brigham Young. The two rooms on the west (left) served as Church presidential offices until 1918. The house today is a focal point for visitors who want to know more about its remarkable builder and his times.

[photos] Photos of conference were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matt Reier, Tamra Ratieta, Lana Leishman, Kelly Larsen, Nathan Campbell, Kelli Pratt, Diana Miles, and Richard M. Romney.


Report of the 170th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saturday Morning Session

A Great Family in Reverence and Worship
President Gordon B. Hinckley

The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom
Elder Robert D. Hales

The Redemption of the Dead and the Testimony of Jesus
Elder D. Todd Christofferson

"Come and See"
Elder Alexander B. Morrison

Elder Loren C. Dunn

The Joy of Womanhood
Margaret D. Nadauld

Living by Scriptural Guidance
Elder Russell M. Nelson

Be a Strong Link
Elder David B. Haight

Saturday Afternoon Session

The Sustaining of Church Officers
President James E. Faust

Pure Testimony
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Path to Peace and Joy
Elder Richard G. Scott

Cultivate Righteous Traditions
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom

One by One
Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Seeking the Spirit of God
Elder Douglas L. Callister

The Challenge to Become
Elder Dallin H. Oaks

The Tugs and Pulls of the World
Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Priesthood Session

"Sanctify Yourselves"
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Living Prophets, Seers, and Revelators
Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander

Satan's Bag of Snipes
Bishop Richard C. Edgley

The Enemy Within
President James E. Faust

The Call to Serve
President Thomas S. Monson

"Great Shall Be the Peace of Thy Children"
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Morning Session

A Growing Testimony
President James E. Faust

Elder L. Tom Perry

"Lead, Kindly Light"
Virginia U. Jensen

Dedication Day
President Thomas S. Monson

This Great Millennial Year
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Afternoon Session

"Ye Are the Temple of God"
President Boyd K. Packer

Now Is the Time
Elder M. Russell Ballard

Retaining a Remission of Sin
Elder Keith Crockett

The Blessing of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy
Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie

Sharing the Gospel
Elder Robert C. Oaks

Freedom "from" or Freedom "to"
Elder F. Enzio Busche

"Write upon My Heart"
Elder Henry B. Eyring

"An Humble and a Contrite Heart"
President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Relief Society Meeting

We Are Instruments in the Hands of God
Mary Ellen Smoot

Virginia U. Jensen

Stand Tall and Stand Together
Sheri L. Dew

Your Greatest Challenge, Mother
President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Index for October 2000 General Conference and General Relief Society Meeting

Instructional Resources

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

Conference Cassettes and CDs Available

Cassette tape and compact disc recordings of conference sessions are available at all English-language distribution centers, generally within two months following conference. Recordings for individuals who are deaf (videocassettes with a signing inset) and for those with visual impairment (slow-speed audiocassette tapes) are available from Special Curriculum, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3200, United States of America.

Conference Talks on Internet

To access general conference talks on the Internet, visit www.lds.org.

Visiting Teaching

There are no designated visiting teaching messages printed in the May and November general conference issues of the Ensign. After prayerfully considering the needs of the sisters they visit, visiting teachers are to choose as the message for those months a general conference address that would meet the needs of the sisters.

General Conference Music

Saturday Morning, 7 October 2000, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, with organist Richard Elliott: "Glory to God on High" (Hymns, no. 67); "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" (Hymns, no. 136); "Father in Heaven" (Hymns, no. 133); "Redeemer of Israel" (Hymns, no. 6); "Oh, What Songs of the Heart" (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 286); "I Believe in Christ" (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 134).

Saturday Afternoon, 7 October 2000, General Session
Music by a combined Missionary Training Center choir, directed by Douglas Brenchley, with organist Linda Margetts: "We Will Sing of Zion" (Hymns, no. 47); "Hark, All Ye Nations!" (Hymns, no. 264); "We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet" (Hymns, no. 19); "Called to Serve" (Hymns, no. 249); "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth" (arr. Kasen, published by Jackman; Hymns, no. 196).

Saturday Evening, 7 October 2000, Priesthood Session
Music by an Aaronic Priesthood choir from stakes in Roy, Hooper, Kanesville, and Riverdale, Utah, directed by Michael Huff, with organist Clay Christiansen: "See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered" (arr. Huff; Hymns, no. 325); "My Redeemer Lives" (Hymns, no. 135); "Hope of Israel" (Hymns, no. 259); "Carry On" (arr. Huff; Hymns, no. 255).

Sunday Morning, 8 October 2000, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist John Longhurst: "The Morning Breaks" (Hymns, no. 1); "Sabbath Day" (Hymns, no. 148); "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (Hymns, no. 108); "High on the Mountain Top" (Hymns, no. 5); "Hosannah Anthem" (Evan Stephens, arr. Wolford; Choirbook, 69).

Sunday Afternoon, 8 October 2000, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Barlow Bradford, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" (Hymns, no. 72); "I Need Thee Every Hour" (Hymns, no. 98); "How Firm a Foundation" (Hymns, no. 85); "Be Thou Humble" (Hymns, no. 130); "Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing" (arr. Wilberg; Hymns, no. 163).

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