“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2000, 1EnsignAugust 2000Volume 30 Number 8ContentsFirst Presidency Message: Inspirational ThoughtsPresident Gordon B. HinckleyInsights from My LifeElder Neal A. MaxwellA History of the Latter-day SeventyElder L. Aldin PorterNo Name Tag NeededKrista Rogers MortensenFour Principles of a Joyous MarriageCarin LundComing Back for JoeyJeanie Eck SmithWalking in Pathways of HappinessDavid M. WhitchurchThe Book of Mormon: A Worldwide ViewA Foundation of Strength in GermanyPaul VanDenBergheVisiting Teaching Message: Purity in Thought and DeedA Latter-day Saint Perspective on MuhammadJames A. TorontoI Longed to Be a MotherTamara A. IlichBeing Sensitive to Couples without ChildrenAna Nelson ShawLatter-day Saint VoicesA Heartfelt NoteCarol C. IngebretsenA Different Answer to Our PrayerKip Densley“You Might Want to Read It”Kevin McReynoldsOur Little MissionaryMary L. LewisMy 16-Year ConversionJoAnne NolenToo Nervous to Speak UpPamela Akinyi ObaroRandom SamplerPerspectivesNews of the ChurchOn the covers: Front: Farewell, My Stripling Warrior, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 1999. Back: And Again, What Do We Hear? by Grayline González de Giménez, beaten aluminum over wood, 29″ x 40″, 1999.Inside front: “Alma, Arise,” by Walter Rane, oil on wood, 56″ x 40″, 1999.Inside back: Lehi’s Vision, by Hai-yi Yang, oil on canvas, 36″ x 47″, 1999. All cover artwork courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Fifth International Art Competition. As Lehi and his family tarried in the wilderness, Lehi had a vision in which the gospel of Jesus Christ was represented as fruit that was exceedingly white and sweet. Lehi saw a rod of iron near a river, a strait and narrow path, mists of darkness into which many strayed, and a great and spacious building. Lehi’s sons Nephi and Sam partook of this fruit, but his sons Laman and Lemuel rejected it (see 1 Ne. 8).