January 2006

Volume 36, Number 1

Ensign, Jan. 2006
[illustrations] On the cover: Front: Painting by Jay Bryant Ward. Back: Photography by Steve Bunderson, posed by models.

[illustration] Inside front cover: Tower of Babel, by Tobias Verhaecht. Courtesy of Sotheby's, may not be copied.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Elder Wilford Woodruff, by Filippo Pistrucci. While a missionary in London, 33-year-old Wilford Woodruff responded to his wife Phoebe's request to get his "portrait taken." He wrote, "I took my last Sitting for my Portrait with Mr Pistrucci. He says it is an exact likeness." Recently restored, it is the earliest known image of Wilford Woodruff.


First Presidency Message: The Master's Blueprint
President Thomas S. Monson

Using Agency Wisely
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom

Making Major Life Decisions
Kathleen Lubeck Peterson

He Offended Me!
Name Withheld

Wilford Woodruff: Contending for the Faith
Aaron L. West

God Moves in a Mysterious Way
William Cowper, William H. Bradbury, and Ralph B. Woodward

For Newlyweds and Their Parents
Richard B. Miller

The Restoration and Faith
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Thanks for Finding Me
Nancy M. Hopkins

In the Beginning ...

Blessed by My Callings
Sheila Kindred

Lessons from the Old Testament: Called of God
Bishop Richard C. Edgley

The Fulness of the Gospel: The Nature of the Godhead

Gospel Classics: Adam's Role in Bringing Us Mortality
President Joseph Fielding Smith

The Joyful Surprise of Motherhood
Jean Knight Pace

A Lesson That Changed My Life

A Happy Gathering of Sisters
Lilian DeLong

Visiting Teaching Message: The Purpose of Relief Society

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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