August 2004

Volume 34, Number 8

Ensign, Aug. 2004
[illustration] Front cover: Lehi's Dream and "The Love of God," by Nathan Pinnock, may not be copied

[illustration] Back cover: This three-panel painting is typical of the Book of Mormon art found in "Exceedingly Great Faith" on page 38. It tells the story of the conversion of Alma the Younger. Panel 1: "[Alma] did go about secretly with the sons of Mosiah seeking to destroy the church" (Mosiah 27:10). Panel 2: "Behold, the angel of the Lord ... spake as it were with a voice of thunder, ... [and] they fell to the earth" (Mosiah 27:11-12). Panel 3: After Alma the Younger was struck dumb for two days and two nights, he "received ... strength, ... for, said he, I have repented of my sins, and ... behold I am born of the Spirit" (Mosiah 27:23-24). (The Conversion of Alma, by David Linn, may not be copied.)

[illustration] Inside front cover: Seed of Faith, by Jay Ward. Young mothers such as this one were among the Anti-Nephi-Lehies who, the scriptures say, believed the gospel and "never did fall away" (Alma 23:6). Their testimonies of Christ would lead their sons who fought with the 2,000 stripling warriors to say, "We do not doubt our mothers knew it" (Alma 56:48).

[illustration] Inside back cover: How Great Thou Art (embroidery), by Carmen Suarez


First Presidency Message: Fathers, Mothers, Marriage
President James E. Faust

Gospel Classics: Love of Mother and Father
President Joseph F. Smith

Walking with Richard
Eugene I. Freedman

Welcome to Relief Society
LaRene Porter Gaunt

My Answer in a Hymn
Rena N. Evers

Book of Mormon Principles: Be Strong and of a Good Courage
Elder John R. Gibson

Worshiping at Sacrament Meeting
Elder Russell M. Nelson

An Unexpected Healing
Mary Whaley

Carry On! Carry On!
Janet Peterson

Exceedingly Great Faith

Book of Mormon before Breakfast
Betty Jan Murphy

Forgiveness: Our Challenge and Our Blessing
Steve F. Gilliland

At Home with Missionary Work
Jane Forsgren

When Your Child Is Depressed
Sean E. Brotherson

Move More, Stress Less!
Larry A. Tucker

Knowing My Eternal Self
Sheila Olsen

Book of Mormon Principles: They Think They Are Wise
Elder Richard D. May

Visiting Teaching Message: Feeling the Love of the Lord through Self-Mastery

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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