“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1999, 1EnsignSeptember 1999 Volume 29 Number 9ContentsFirst Presidency Message: The Quest for ExcellencePresident Gordon B. HinckleyPersonal RevelationElder L. Lionel KendrickBecoming Our Children’s Greatest TeachersRonald L. KnightonWhat an Eight-Year-Old Taught MeRebecca JohnsonNew Light on Paul’s TeachingsRichard D. Draper“Have Faith and Abide with Me”Lorin John HamiltonThe Church Grows in StrengthWilliam G. HartleyImages of an Era: Gaining StrengthA Look at the Church: 1898–1951Ah Mu: Generous Samoan SaintRebecca M. TaylorWhen a Loved One Struggles with Same-Sex AttractionA. Dean ByrdWhy Write It?Brad WilcoxPoetryI Have a QuestionWhy we are encouraged to limit sacrament meeting musical selections to hymns or hymnlike selectionsDaniel L. CarterWhat the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches about self-fulfillmentTimothy B. SmithMormon JournalDownhill toward DisasterBrent W. CaseStruggling to Say “I’m Sorry”Name WithheldWould We Have a Child Who Lived?Erika HeymannNot Enough for My MissionPatricia A. MitchinerHow Could He Pray for a Bicycle?Andrea Burger JamesPortraitsThe Visiting Teacher: Turning to the Savior in AdversityRandom SamplerNews of the ChurchOn the covers: Front and back: Photography by Welden C. Andersen; posed by models.Inside front: Baptism at Kiev, by Nikolai Krisochenko, oil on board, 16″ x 20″, 1998. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. Painted in April 1998, this scene depicts the artist’s baptism in the Dnepr River outside Kiev, Ukraine, his homeland.Inside back: Gadfield Elm Chapel, England, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 26″ x 17″, 1999. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Carver. The Gadfield Elm Chapel in Worcestershire, England, was built by the United Brethren religious group in 1836 and given to the Latter-day Saints when most of the group joined the Church. The small stone chapel could seat about 100 people. Once when President Brigham Young was at the pulpit, there was not even standing room for the attending crowd.