August 2005

Volume 35, Number 8

Ensign, Aug. 2005
[illustrations] On the cover: Front: Painting by Jeffrey Hein. Back: Photography by Welden C. Andersen, Craig Dimond, and Don O. Thorpe.

[photo] Inside front cover: First Edition of the Book of Mormon. The publication of the Book of Mormon, as exemplified by this first edition copy, was in fulfillment of prophecy: "And it shall come to pass that the Lord God shall bring forth unto you the words of a book, ... and in the book shall be a revelation from God" (2 Ne. 27:6-7; see also Isa. 29). "And after having received the record of the Nephites, yea, even my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., might have power to translate through the mercy of God, by the power of God, the Book of Mormon" (D&C 1:29).

[illustration] Inside back cover: Tell John I Died with My Face toward Zion, by Clark Kelley Price. May not be copied. James Steele shades the face of Mary Murray Murdoch, known lovingly as "Wee Granny." Mary's physical strength carried her only to Chimney Rock, Nebraska, but her spiritual strength was manifest in her request to have the Steeles tell her son John that she died facing Zion. That testimony still burns in the hearts of her posterity.


First Presidency Message: A Testimony Vibrant and True
President Gordon B. Hinckley

A Consistent Prophetic Call

Gospel Classics: The Book of Mormon
President Marion G. Romney

Embracing Members with Special Needs

Strengthening the Family: Within the Bonds of Matrimony

Messages from the Doctrine and Covenants: Abiding in the Marriage Covenant
Elder W. Douglas Shumway

My Maturing Views of Grace
E. Richard Packham

A Child without a Name
ShiShiqua Zoilo Long

Doctrine and Covenants Times at a Glance, Chart 2: Sections 65-137

Building Hope in the Inner City
Mary R. Pedersen and Marissa A. Widdison

Picturing the Past

Messages from the Doctrine and Covenants: Family History Changed My Life
Elder Carlos A. Pérez

I Found It!

The Quorums of the Seventy
Elder Earl C. Tingey

We Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World
Janice Kapp Perry

Fighting Internet Filth
Mario Hipol

Infertility, Faith, and Personal Growth
Stacy Muramoto Harline

Visiting Teaching Message: Rejoice in an Understanding of the Purpose of Life

The Doctrinal Foundation of the Auxiliaries
Elder Richard G. Scott

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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