May 2001

Volume 31 Number 5

Ensign, May 2001
[photos] On the covers: Front: Photo by John Luke. Back: Photo by Craig Dimond.

[illustration] Inside front: Susquehanna River, by Linda Curley Christensen, oil on canvas, 24" x 48", 1999. The wilderness along the Susquehanna River in rural Pennsylvania and New York was the scene of some of the most significant events of the Restoration. These included the appearances of John the Baptist to restore the Aaronic Priesthood, and of Peter, James, and John to restore the Melchizedek Priesthood, "declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom, and of the dispensation of the fulness of times!" (D&C 128:20).

[illustration] Inside back: State Street Panorama, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 32" x 48", 1994. The scene from old Salt Lake City depicted in this wide view is, in effect, a panorama of history. On the right, the intersection of South Temple and State Streets is seen as it looked in the late 1850s, with the first Eagle Gate arching over State Street. The Beehive House on the corner, originally built by President Brigham Young in the 1850s, is seen as it appeared in the 1890s with the neighboring Lion House. The Salt Lake Temple, one block west, was dedicated in 1893.

[photos] Photos of conference were taken by Craig Dimond, Jed Clark, Welden Andersen, John Luke, Matt Reier, Derek Israelsen, Lana Leishman, Kelly Larsen, Tamra Ratieta, Joy Gough.


Report of the 171st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saturday Morning Session

The Work Goes On
President Gordon B. Hinckley

First Things First
Elder Richard G. Scott

"To Walk Humbly with Thy God"
Elder Marlin K. Jensen

A God of Miracles
Sydney S. Reynolds

"Witnesses unto Me"
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

President Thomas S. Monson

Saturday Afternoon Session

The Sustaining of Church Officers
President Thomas S. Monson

Church Auditing Department Report
Wesley L. Jones

Statistical Report, 2000
F. Michael Watson

"The Touch of the Master's Hand"
President Boyd K. Packer

Couple Missionaries: A Time to Serve
Elder Robert D. Hales

David, a Future Missionary
Elder Darwin B. Christenson

"To Bear Testimony of Mine Only Begotten"
Elder L. Aldin Porter

Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings
Elder Russell M. Nelson

Building a Community of Saints
Elder L. Tom Perry

Priesthood Session

"Watch with Me"
Elder Henry B. Eyring

You Can't Pet a Rattlesnake
Elder David E. Sorensen

Priesthood Power
Elder John H. Groberg

"Them That Honour Me I Will Honour"
President James E. Faust

To the Rescue
President Thomas S. Monson

The Perpetual Education Fund
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Morning Session

Born Again
President James E. Faust

"Plow in Hope"
Elder Neal A. Maxwell

An Invitation with Promise
Bishop Keith B. McMullin

Sacrifice: An Eternal Investment
Carol B. Thomas

"His Word Ye Shall Receive"
Elder M. Russell Ballard

The Miracle of Faith
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Afternoon Session

Gratitude and Service
Elder David B. Haight

The Law of the Fast
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

United in Love and Testimony
Elder John K. Carmack

Enhancing Our Temple Experience
Elder L. Lionel Kendrick

Building the Kingdom
Elder Bruce D. Porter

Focus and Priorities
Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Good-bye for Another Season
President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Young Women Meeting

Your Celestial Guide
Sharon G. Larsen

Developing Our Talent for Spirituality
Carol B. Thomas

A Comforter, a Guide, a Testifier
Margaret D. Nadauld

How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?
President Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Index for April 2001 General Conference and General Young Women Meeting

Teachings for Our Time, 2001

Resource Guides

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, 31 March 2001, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Barlow Bradford, with organist Clay Christiansen: "Come, Ye Children of the Lord" (Hymns, no. 58); "For the Beauty of the Earth" (Hymns, no. 92); "We Are Sowing" (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 216); "Come, Come, Ye Saints" (Hymns, no. 30); "Come unto Jesus" (Hymns, no. 117); "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" (arr. Bradford, unpublished; Hymns, no. 136).

Saturday Afternoon, 31 March 2001, General Session
Music by a combined choir from Ricks College, directed by Eda Ashby and Randy Kempton, with organist Bonnie Goodliffe: "Come, Rejoice" (Hymns, no. 9); "Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" (Hymns, no. 41); "We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet" (Hymns, no. 19); "Come, Follow Me" (Hymns, no. 116); "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee" (arr. Staheli, published by Jackman Music Corp.; Hymns, no. 141).

Saturday Evening, 31 March 2001, Priesthood Session
Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from stakes in Salt Lake City, directed by Paul Broomhead, with organist John Longhurst: "Come, O Thou King of Kings" (arr. Ipson, unpublished; Hymns, no. 59); "I Need Thee Every Hour" (Hymns, no. 334); "Praise to the Man" (Hymns, no. 27); "As the Dew from Heaven Distilling" (arr. Dalton, published by Plum Publishing, Inc.; Hymns, no. 149).

Sunday Morning, 1 April 2001, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop, with organist Richard Elliott: "Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice" (Hymns, no. 73); "Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee" (© Wheelwright; Hymns, no. 123); "Joseph Smith's First Prayer" (Hymns, no. 26); "Redeemer of Israel" (Hymns, no. 6); "O My Father" (arr. Gates, published by Jackman Music Corp.; Hymns, no. 292); "High on the Mountain Top," (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 5).

Sunday Afternoon, 1 April 2001, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Craig Jessop and Mack Wilberg, with organist Linda Margetts: "Arise, O God, and Shine" (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 265); "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (arr. Wilberg, unpublished; Hymns, no. 108); "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah" (Hymns, no. 83); "Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide" (Hymns, no. 165).

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