January 2004

Volume 34, Number 1

Ensign, Jan. 2004
[illustration] Cover: The Light of His Countenance Did Shine upon Them, by Gary L. Kapp.

[illustration] Inside front cover: They Did Treat Me with Much Harshness, by Walter Rane. On the ship journeying to the promised land, Laman and Lemuel became angry with Nephi, saying, "We will not that our younger brother shall be a ruler over us." Nephi records, "Laman and Lemuel did take me and bind me with cords, and they did treat me with much harshness" (1 Ne. 18:10-11).

[illustration] Inside back cover: Las Vegas Temple, by Mitch Johnson. Temples are places where Latter-day Saints worship so that in due time they may come to the Father and receive of His fulness (see D&C 93:19). The building of temples in our day is the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy that "in the last days ... the Lord's house shall be established ... and all nations shall flow unto it" (Isa. 2:2).


First Presidency Message: The Keystone of Our Religion
President James E. Faust

Testimonies of the Book of Mormon

Power in Principles
Todd B. Parker and Jared T. Parker

Book of Mormon Times at a Glance, Chart 1: Ether and 1 Nephi through Mosiah

Book of Mormon Principles: Favored of the Lord
Elder Carlos C. Revillo

Book of Mormon Principles: The Sweet Fruits of Obedience
Elder Steven E. Snow

Too Young to Be a Widow
Kareen Landsem Harrison

Singles and the Proclamation on the Family
Cynthia Doxey

The Perpetual Education Fund: A Bright Ray of Hope
Elder John K. Carmack

"I Beheld a Tree"

Joy in the Journey
S. Michael Wilcox

The Fallen Sparrow
Robert K. McIntosh

Heber J. Grant: A Prophet for Hard Times
Sherrie Mills Johnson

The Gospel and the Single Parent

Visiting Teaching Message: Feeling the Love of the Lord Daily in Our Lives

Random Sampler

Latter-day Saint Voices

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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