April 2004

Volume 34, Number 4

Ensign, Apr. 2004
[illustration] Cover: Christ and Mary at the Tomb, by Joseph Brickey

[illustration] Inside front cover: Bless Them in His Name, by Walter Rane. Babies are given a priesthood blessing for the special purpose of having their name conferred upon them. Then the Melchizedek Priesthood holder giving the blessing bestows promises as directed by the spiritual impressions he receives.

[illustration] Inside back cover: A Test of Faith and Ice, by Larry Winborg. In February 1846 a snowstorm in Nauvoo was followed by falling temperatures that, in a rare occurrence, left the Mississippi River frozen over. Though Latter-day Saints had been crossing by ferry, hundreds now hastened to cross the wide river while it was frozen.


First Presidency Message: To Receive a Crown of Glory
President James E. Faust

Broken Windows, Broken Hearts
Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Book of Mormon Principles: King Benjamin on the Atonement
Sydney S. Reynolds

Priesthood Restored

Gospel Classics: The Keys of the Kingdom
President Wilford Woodruff

Waiting Patiently on the Lord
Susan Waldrip

Hosanna! Hosanna! to God and the Lamb

The Precious Promise
Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Book of Mormon Principles: Spiritually Born of God
Elder Aleksandr N. Manzhos

My Quest to Forgive
Name Withheld

Lessons on Healing
Elaine S. Marshall

Helping Marriage Survive Unemployment: Seven Principles
Name Withheld

Latter-day Saint Voices

Visiting Teaching Message: Feeling the Love of the Lord through Repentance

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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