“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 1 Ensign August 1998 Volume 28 Number 8 Contents First Presidency Message: The Faith of a ChildPresident Thomas S. Monson “But We Heeded Them Not”Elder L. Aldin Porter Training from the Old Testament: Moroni’s Lessons for a ProphetW. Jeffrey Marsh “No More Strangers and Foreigners”Sue Campbell Clark and Robert Good A Father’s InfluenceFootballs and Fences Robert FerrellCalmed by His Caring Diana Bateman Parker“Papa, Do You Know Who I Am?” Raymond L. Mayo “A Place to Grow”Lynette K. Allen “They Loved Me No Matter What”Rebecca M. Taylor Trapped!Mira G. Thatcher A Stitch in TimePetrea Kelly Good-bye, Italy—con AmoreMark M. Trunnell “If Any Man Offend Not”Denise Turner Speaking Today: By the Hands of His ProphetsElder L. Tom Perry Dating at HomeGeok Lee Thong Mormon JournalI Invited Them In JennaVee Allgrunn“The Gospel’s True, Julio” Mac McIntireBlessed for Trying Christa M. Marsee“Slow Down!” Barbara RobinsonLost in a Thunderstorm Hartt Wixom The Visiting Teacher: “That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good” I Have a QuestionMaking seminary attendance rewarding Kathleen Lubeck Peterson Bringing the Priesthood into My HomeCheryl A. Faust Portraits Random Sampler Speaking Today: Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley Priesthood Perspectives News of the Church On the cover: Front: photo by Steve Bunderson; Back: photo by Craig Dimond. “How beautiful is that home where lives a man of godly manner, who loves those for whose nurture he is responsible, who stands before them as an example of integrity and goodness, who teaches industry and loyalty, not spoiling his children by indulging their every wish, but rather setting before them a pattern of work and service which will underpin their lives forever.”—President Gordon B. Hinckley, “To Please Our Heavenly Father,” Ensign, May 1985, 50. Both photos are posed by models. Inside front cover: Pioneer Garden, by VaLoy Eaton, oil on canvas, 36″ x 54″, 1997. Courtesy of Zions Bank. Basking in the sun’s warmth, pioneer women visit for a few moments in this southern Salt Lake Valley garden scene showing hollyhocks in front, cornstalks in back, and other typical plants of the era. Women were largely responsible for tending these gardens. Inside back cover: Manti, by Eric Dowdle, watercolor, 38″ x 18″, 1997. The well-known Book of Mormon name Manti was given to this central Utah town by an early settler who had been reading the book daily when the community was established in 1849. This scene shows a portion of the community—tabernacle in the center and temple on the hill overlooking the area.