“Contents,” Ensign, May 1979, 3 Ensign May 1979 Volume 9 Number 5 Contents Report of the 149th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday Morning Session Fortify Your Homes Against EvilPresident Spencer W. Kimball “Because I Have a Father”Elder Paul H. Dunn The Home as an Educational InstitutionElder G. Homer Durham The Kingdom of GodElder L. Tom Perry To Those Searching for HappinessPresident N. Eldon Tanner Saturday Afternoon Session Statistical Report 1978Brother Francis M. Gibbons Church Finance Committee ReportBrother Wilford G. Edling The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident N. Eldon Tanner Signs of the True ChurchElder Mark E. Petersen Developing SpiritualityElder Howard W. Hunter The Heritage of Royal FamiliesElder Royden G. Derrick Following Christ to VictoryElder Hartman Rector, Jr. This Is a Day of SacrificePresident Ezra Taft Benson Priesthood Session The Army of the LordElder Thomas S. Monson Personal and Family Financial PreparednessElder Franklin D. Richards Trust in the LordPresident Marion G. Romney “Put on the Whole Armor of God”President N. Eldon Tanner Preparing for Service in the ChurchPresident Spencer W. Kimball Sunday Morning Session We, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPresident Marion G. Romney The Refiner’s FireElder James E. Faust A Personal CommitmentElder James M. Paramore “Feed My Sheep”Elder David B. Haight And Peter Went Out and Wept BitterlyElder Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Afternoon Session Roadblocks to ProgressElder Marvin J. Ashton The Spirit Giveth LifeElder Loren C. Dunn The Need for LoveElder Theodore M. Burton He Means MeElder Marion D. Hanks “What Think Ye of Christ?” “Whom Say Ye That I Am?”Elder Robert D. Hales “Judge Not According to the Appearance”Elder Boyd K. Packer Let Us Move Forward and UpwardPresident Spencer W. Kimball Welfare Session New Emphasis on Church CouncilsPresident N. Eldon Tanner Church Government through CouncilsPresident Ezra Taft Benson Developing Temporal Plans and PrioritiesBishop Victor L. Brown Stand Independent above All Other CreaturesElder Bruce R. McConkie Fundamental Welfare ServicesPresident Marion G. Romney Applying the Principles of Welfare ServicesPresident Spencer W. Kimball General Conference Music News of the Church Imageillustration On the cover: A rare view of the Salt Lake Temple, taken through ground-level clouds; photographed from the Church Office Building by George B. Oats. Imageillustration Inside front cover: Joseph Smith, Jr., by Alvin Gittens (oil on canvas, 31″ by 39″, 1959, located in the Church Administration Building). Imageillustration Inside back cover: Oliver Cowdery, by Lewis Ramsey (oil an canvas, 21″ x 27″, 1911, located in the Salt Lake Temple). The Lord named Joseph Smith, Jr., and Oliver Cowdery the first and second elders of the Church, respectively (see D&C 20:2–3). Imageillustration Photography in this issue: Photographs of Church historical sites are from the Historical Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Caption information is provided by William W. Slaughter and W. Randall Dixon of the Church Historical Department. Other photography is by Public Communications Photo Services: Eldon K. Linschoten, chief photographer; Jed A. Clark, Marilyn L. Erd, and Eric W. White.