May 2005

Volume 35, Number 5

Ensign, May 2005
[illustration] On the cover: The Church of Jesus Christ Is Organized, 1830, by Joseph Brickey, may not be copied.

[photo] Inside front cover: The First Presidency. A new portrait of President Gordon B. Hinckley (center); President Thomas S. Monson (left), First Counselor; and President James E. Faust (right), Second Counselor, marks the 10th anniversary of their service together in the First Presidency. They were set apart on March 12, 1995.

[illustration] Maid of Iowa, by Joseph Brickey. The Prophet Joseph Smith welcomes British converts who traveled the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Nauvoo, Illinois, aboard a steamboat named Maid of Iowa. Captained by an energetic Latter-day Saint Welshman, Dan Jones, Maid of Iowa served the Saints between 1842 and 1845.

[photos] Conference photography: Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Kelly Larsen, Tamra H. Ratieta, Scott Davis, Les Nilsson, and Robert Payne; in Belgium by Alexander Stroobants; in Korea by Lee MinHee; in Mexico by Sergio Maldonado; in New Zealand by Richard Stephens; in the Philippines by Jaime N. Rivera; and in Spain by Sergio Díez.


Conference Summary for the 175th Annual General Conference

Saturday Morning Session

Opening Remarks
President Gordon B. Hinckley

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ-Plain and Precious Things
President Boyd K. Packer

A Still, Small Voice and a Throbbing Heart
Bishop Richard C. Edgley

All Thy Children Shall Be Taught
Coleen K. Menlove

Now Is the Time to Prepare
Elder Russell M. Nelson

Constant Truths for Changing Times
President Thomas S. Monson

Saturday Afternoon Session

The Sustaining of Church Officers
President Thomas S. Monson

Church Auditing Department Report, 2004
Robert W. Cantwell

Statistical Report, 2004
F. Michael Watson

The Virtue of Kindness
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Power of Preach My Gospel
Elder Richard G. Scott

The Worth of Souls
Elder Harold G. Hillam

Tithing-a Commandment Even for the Destitute
Elder Lynn G. Robbins

The Fruits of the First Vision
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Couple Missionaries: Blessings from Sacrifice and Service
Elder Robert D. Hales

Priesthood Session

Our Most Distinguishing Feature
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Beware of the Evil behind the Smiling Eyes
Elder Neil L. Andersen

Who's on the Lord's Side? Who?
Elder Robert C. Oaks

President James E. Faust

The Sacred Call of Service
President Thomas S. Monson

President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Morning Session

Standing in Holy Places
President James E. Faust

One More
Elder M. Russell Ballard

Faith Is the Answer
Elder David E. Sorensen

What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends
Kathleen H. Hughes

Hearts Bound Together
Elder Henry B. Eyring

The Great Things Which God Has Revealed
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Afternoon Session

What Seek Ye?
Elder L. Tom Perry

Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Strengthen Thy Brethren
Elder Robert J. Whetten

Be of Good Cheer and Faithful in Adversity
Elder Adhemar Damiani

Appreciating the Counsel of Those Who Are Bowed in Years
Elder Stephen B. Oveson

The Tender Mercies of the Lord
Elder David A. Bednar

Closing Remarks
President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Young Women Meeting

Glad Tidings from Cumorah
Susan W. Tanner

A Work for Me to Do
Julie B. Beck

He Knows You by Name
Elaine S. Dalton

Be Thou an Example
President Thomas S. Monson

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

They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives

Teachings for Our Time

Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource Guides

General Auxiliary Presidencies

News of the Church

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