“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 1EnsignFebruary 1999Volume 29 Number 2ContentsFirst Presidency Message: Life’s ObligationsPresident Gordon B. HinckleyChildren: Our Priceless ConvertsPatricia P. PinegarA Caring Community: Goodness in ActionElder Alexander B. MorrisonGetting Involved, Giving Service, GrowingTips for Serving EffectivelyLuke: One Facet of a DiamondRoger R. KellerA Balanced Effort in New OrleansChristopher K. Bigelow“Be Ye Doers of the Word”A Miracle Named BenjaminJill B. CroslandCould I Wait for a Temple Marriage?Loie Lott BensonI Have a QuestionIs there anything wrong with getting a tattoo or body piercing?David A. Burton, M.D.How can we pray in accordance with God’s will?Alan L. WilkinsMeditations on MotherhoodJoy F. EvansThe Visiting Teacher: God Speaks to His Children through Personal RevelationKnee-High Visiting TeacherDebbie VanDerwerken SchafferMormon JournalMy Dearly Loved Spirit SisterBonnee Byrne“You’ll Be Needed in 30 Minutes”Scott G. FraserI Didn’t Feel WorthyEd PoplinHaving Ears to HearLisa Ann JacksonIn My Heart I KneltFred Mattinson“The Winds and the Waves Shall Obey”Nilda M. BergePortraitsRandom SamplerPriesthood PerspectivesNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Front: Photo by Jerry Garns. Back: Photo by Debbie Phillips.Inside front cover: Benbow Farm, by Frank Magleby, oil on panel, 36″ x 48″, 1994. Reflecting the beauty of its natural surroundings in Herefordshire, England, this serene pond appears today much as it did in 1840 when members of the United Brethren religious group, including leaders such as John Benbow and his wife, Jane, were baptized into the Church. Taught largely by Elder Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, many people listened to his gospel message in the farmhouse shown in the background.Inside back cover: Christ and the Sinner, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, etching, 1889. Courtesy of Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Photographed by Hans Petersen. When the scribes and Pharisees brought forth an adultress and asked the Lord if she should be stoned, He “stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.” When they continued asking, His reply was poignant: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” One by one, they all left (see John 8:1–11).