“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 3 Ensign November 1979 Volume 9 Number 11 Contents Report of the 149th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday Morning Session “We Need a Listening Ear”President Spencer W. Kimball “An Angel from on High, the Long, Long Silence Broke”Elder Gordon B. Hinckley The Voice of the Lord Is unto All PeopleElder W. Grant Bangerter O America, AmericaElder Mark E. Petersen Maintaining SpiritualityPresident Marion G. Romney Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident N. Eldon Tanner Prayers and AnswersElder Boyd K. Packer Joseph Smith the ProphetElder David B. Haight Language: A Divine Way of CommunicatingElder Charles Didier Therefore I Was TaughtElder A. Theodore Tuttle Send Missionaries from Every NationElder Yoshihiko Kikuchi A Witness and a WarningPresident Ezra Taft Benson Priesthood Session Making the Right DecisionsElder L. Tom Perry The Governing OnesElder William R. Bradford Faith in the Lord Jesus ChristPresident Marion G. Romney The Administration of the ChurchPresident N. Eldon Tanner Our Sisters in the ChurchPresident Spencer W. Kimball Sunday Morning Session The Contributions of the Prophet Joseph SmithPresident N. Eldon Tanner The Mystery of MormonismElder Bruce R. McConkie Prayer to Our Heavenly FatherElder Bernard P. Brockbank Progress through ChangeElder Marvin J. Ashton Reading the ScripturesElder Howard W. Hunter Sunday Afternoon Session Pornography—the Deadly CarrierElder Thomas S. Monson “After Much Tribulation Come the Blessings”Elder Adney Y. Komatsu Happiness Now and ForeverElder Richard G. Scott Commandments to Live ByElder O. Leslie Stone “We Will Go with Our Young and with Our Old”Elder Hugh W. Pinnock The Gift of the Holy GhostElder LeGrand Richards “Give Me This Mountain”President Spencer W. Kimball Welfare Session Constancy Amid ChangePresident N. Eldon Tanner The Relief Society Role in Priesthood CouncilsPresident Barbara B. Smith Priesthood Administration of Welfare ServicesElder J. Thomas Fyans Blessing the OneBishop Victor L. Brown Establishing the Church: Welfare Services Missionaries Are an Important ResourceElder James E. Faust The Role of a Bishop in the Church Welfare ProgramPresident Marion G. Romney General Conference Music Women’s Fireside Addresses The Role of Righteous WomenPresident Spencer W. Kimball Teaching Our Little WomenSister Naomi M. Shumway Our Mighty ErrandSister Elaine Cannon Women for the Latter DaySister Barbara B. Smith News of the Church ImageImage Icon On the cover: Laie, Hawaii, site of the Hawaii Temple, by Torleif Knaphus (oil on canvas, 23″ by 32″, c. 1920, located in the Lion House). ImageImage Icon Inside front cover: Seagull Monument on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. ImageImage Icon Inside back cover: C. C. A. Christensen’s Panorama #12, Joseph Preaches to the Lamanites, (above). ImageImage Icon C. C. A. Christensen’s Panorama #13, Joseph Reviews the Nauvoo Legion, (below). ImageImage Icon Photography in this issue: Photographs of First Presidencies of the Church are from the Historical Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other photography is by Public Communications Photo Services: Eldon K. Linschoten, chief photographer; Jed A. Clark, Marilyn L. Erd, and Eric W. White.