“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 3 Ensign November 1993 Volume 23 Number 11 Contents Report of the 163rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday Morning Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Gordon B. Hinckley Our Lord and SaviorElder Joseph B. Wirthlin How Will Our Children Remember Us?Bishop Robert D. Hales Rearing Children in a Polluted EnvironmentElder Joe J. Christensen “Look to God and Live”Elder Jeffrey R. Holland A Mighty Change of HeartElder Spencer J. Condie “From the Beginning”Elder Neal A. Maxwell Saturday Afternoon Session For Time and All EternityElder Boyd K. Packer Truth Is the IssueElder F. Enzio Busche The Lord’s WindElder John H. Groberg Take Time for Your ChildrenElder Ben B. Banks GratitudeElder Adney Y. Komatsu Service and HappinessElder Jacob de Jager Constancy amid ChangeElder Russell M. Nelson Priesthood Session Keeping Covenants and Honoring the PriesthoodElder James E. Faust Your Personal Checklist for a Successful Eternal FlightElder Hugh W. Pinnock “Touch Not the Evil Gift, nor the Unclean Thing”Elder H. Burke Peterson An Eternal VisionElder Carlos H. Amado Scouting Award Presented to President Thomas S. Monson The Upward ReachPresident Thomas S. Monson My TestimonyPresident Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Morning Session Bring Up a Child in the Way He Should GoPresident Gordon B. Hinckley Missionary Work—Our ResponsibilityElder David B. Haight The Modern Mighty of IsraelElder Monte J. Brough “Choose the Right”Elder L. Tom Perry Meeting Life’s ChallengesPresident Thomas S. Monson Sunday Afternoon Session “The Great Plan of Happiness”Elder Dallin H. Oaks Strength in CounselElder M. Russell Ballard Ward and Branch Families: Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan for UsVirginia H. Pearce The Search for HappinessElder W. Eugene Hansen Divine ForgivenessElder Ronald E. Poelman Acquiring Spiritual KnowledgeElder Richard G. Scott General Relief Society Meeting Equality through DiversityElder M. Russell Ballard Relief Society: Charity, the Guiding PrincipleAileen H. Clyde Strength in the SaviorChieko N. Okazaki “Be of Good Cheer”Jeanne Inouye “Ponder the Path of Thy Feet”President Elaine L. Jack General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Addresses Correlated to Church Curriculum Combatting Spiritual Drift—Our Global PandemicElder Russell M. Nelson News of the Church ImageImage Icon On the cover: Front photo by Craig Dimond; back photo by Alan Yorgason. ImageImage Icon Inside front cover: The Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square, Sunset, 1892, by Christian Eisele, oil on canvas, 20″ x 44″, 1892. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. ImageImage Icon “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. ImageImage Icon “And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths” (Isa. 2:2–3). ImageImage Icon This year we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the dedication of the “mountain of the Lord’s house”—the Salt Lake Temple—shown here as it neared completion in 1892. To the left of the temple are the Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall. ImageImage Icon Inside back cover: View down South Temple, by Rebecca W. Hartvigsen, watercolor, 22″ x 30″, 1988. A look at the north side of South Temple Street between Main Street, on the west (far left), and State Street. From the west: The multipurpose Joseph Smith Memorial Building stands as a tribute to the Prophet of the Restoration; the Church Administration Building houses the offices of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve, and a number of other General Authorities; Brigham Young built and lived in both the Lion House and the Beehive House; the Eagle Gate spans State Street at the right. Temple Square is immediately west of this block.