July 2004

Volume 34, Number 7

Ensign, July 2004
[photos] Covers: Photography by Don L. Searle

[illustration] Inside front cover: The Beautiful, by Al Rounds. Today, as in 1846, a temple overlooks Nauvoo, the "City Beautiful." Built on the site of the destroyed Nauvoo Temple, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was dedicated in June 2002 by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Crossing the Sweetwater, by David Koch. In 1856 J. D. T. McAllister wrote a happy tune for the handcart pioneers: "For some must push and some must pull, / As we go marching up the hill; / So merrily on our way we go / Until we reach the Valleyo" (Children's Songbook, 220). Here pioneers cross the Sweetwater River. (Courtesy of Walt and Katie Gasser, may not be copied.)


First Presidency Message: Miracles of Faith
President Thomas S. Monson

Be Strong in the Lord
Elder M. Russell Ballard

Protecting Your Child from Gang Influence
Dennis J. Nordfelt

Paolo Martin N. Macariola

Book of Mormon Principles: Earthly Choices, Eternal Consequences
Elder D. Chad Richardson

Book of Mormon Times at a Glance, Chart 2: Alma through Mormon and Moroni

Parties, Picnics, and Potlucks

One Million in Mexico
Don L. Searle

How Could This Happen to Me?
Name Withheld

Edward Hunter: Generous Pioneer, Presiding Bishop
LaRene Porter Gaunt

Book of Mormon Principles: Submitting Our Will to the Father's
Elder Benjamin De Hoyos

Search and Rescue
Shanna Butler

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

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

From the Crossroads of the West
Lisa Ann Jackson

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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