May 2006

Volume 36, Number 5

Ensign, May 2006
[photos] On the cover: Front: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen. Back: Photograph by Craig Dimond.

[illustration] Inside front cover: City Creek, by Al Rounds. © Al Rounds, may not be copied. A depiction of the Salt Lake Temple in about 1893 features one of four mills on City Creek, northeast of the temple. This mill processed silk that had been sent from the Saints in St. George, Utah. President Brigham Young promoted the raising of silkworms as a home industry to provide fabric for clothing.

[illustration] Inside back cover: Esther's Doll from 1856, by Dan Speakman. © Dan Speakman, may not be copied. Between 1856 and 1860, nearly 3,000 people in 10 handcart companies traveled to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were emigrants from Wales and Scandinavia. Handcarts proved to be a less expensive and faster means of travel than wagons. June 9, 2006, marks the 150th anniversary of the first handcart company leaving Iowa City, Iowa.

[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, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Amber Clawson, Rod Boam, Joel Remke, and Candelaria Atalaya; in Korea by Lee Hyun Kyu and Lee Min Hee; in Mexico by Cristian Barragan; in the Philippines by Athley Barba Glori; in Uruguay by Abel Gómez; and in Missouri, USA, by Brent Jones.


Conference Summary for the 176th Annual General Conference

Saturday Morning Session

To Act for Ourselves: The Gift and Blessings of Agency
Elder Robert D. Hales

Tender Hearts and Helping Hands
Bishop H. David Burton

An Outpouring of Blessings
Julie B. Beck

As a Child
Elder Henry B. Eyring

True to the Faith
President Thomas S. Monson

Saturday Afternoon Session

The Sustaining of Church Officers
President Thomas S. Monson

Church Auditing Department Report, 2005
Robert W. Cantwell

Statistical Report, 2005
F. Michael Watson

"I Will Remember Your Sins No More"
President Boyd K. Packer

That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with Us
Elder David A. Bednar

Your Mission Will Change Everything
Elder David F. Evans

The Gift of Agency
Elder Wolfgang H. Paul

Nurturing Marriage
Elder Russell M. Nelson

As Now We Take the Sacrament
Elder L. Tom Perry

Priesthood Session

See the End from the Beginning
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Our Rising Generation
Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Repentance, a Blessing of Membership
Elder Richard G. Hinckley

A Royal Priesthood
President James E. Faust

Our Sacred Priesthood Trust
President Thomas S. Monson

The Need for Greater Kindness
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Morning Session

The Restoration of All Things
President James E. Faust

Broken Things to Mend
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

The Great Plan of Happiness
Elder Earl C. Tingey

To Grow Up unto the Lord
Anne C. Pingree

All Men Everywhere
Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Seek Ye the Kingdom of God
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday Afternoon Session

Creating a Gospel-Sharing Home
Elder M. Russell Ballard

Now Is the Time to Serve a Mission!
Elder Richard G. Scott

Zion in the Midst of Babylon
Elder David R. Stone

Instruments of the Lord's Peace
Elder Robert S. Wood

Prayer, Faith, and Family: Stepping-Stones to Eternal Happiness
Elder H. Bruce Stucki

The Abundant Life
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Until Again We Meet
President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Young Women Meeting

"I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up"
Susan W. Tanner

You Have a Noble Birthright
Julie B. Beck

It Shows in Your Face
Elaine S. Dalton

Your Light-a Standard to All Nations
President James E. Faust

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

Teachings for Our Time

They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives

Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource Guides

General Auxiliary Presidencies

News of the Church

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