“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1994, 1 Ensign September 1994 Volume 24 Number 9 Contents First Presidency Message: He Invites Us to Follow HimPresident Howard W. Hunter President Gordon B. Hinckley: An Anchor of FaithElder M. Russell Ballard President Thomas S. Monson: Finishing the Course, Keeping the FaithElder Jeffrey R. Holland Guidance for Unwed ParentsElder Monte J. Brough Be Still and Know That I Am GodJanice Kapp Perry Ten Commandments Series: Thou Shalt Not StealRichard D. Draper Dad’s Cherry TreeJanet Spilsbury Bradshaw New Horizons in HoustonChristopher K. Bigelow A Listening EarTed Hindmarsh 1994 Writing and Music Contest Winners Cameron’s PictureRuth Cosby Encircled in the Arms of LoveJoAnn Jolley The Visiting Teacher: Learning from the Scriptures: A Lifelong Pursuit Speaking Today: Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith“The Pillars of Our Faith” President Howard W. HunterThe Legacy of Hyrum Elder M. Russell BallardNauvoo’s Holy Temple President Gordon B. HinckleyThe Temple of Nauvoo President Howard W. HunterBrothers Bound by Love and Faith Elder M. Russell BallardJoseph, the Seer President Gordon B. HinckleyCome to the God of All Truth President Howard W. Hunter Random Sampler News of the Church On the cover: Photography by Craig Dimond; elements of front photo electronically combined. Inside front cover: Moroni Delivering the Golden Plates, by Gary Kapp, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 1988. Courtesy of Ed Griffith. Inside back cover: Holding to the Rod, by Mathew Judd, oil on board, 24″ x 34″, 1993. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. Lehi, in his vision of the tree of life, saw “multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree” (1 Ne. 8:30). This painting from the Third International Art Competition focuses on that scripture and the truth that the Lord “inviteth … all [the children of men] to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female” (2 Ne. 26:33).