“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2000, 1 Ensign August 2000 Volume 30 Number 8 Contents First Presidency Message: Inspirational Thoughts President Gordon B. Hinckley Insights from My Life Elder Neal A. Maxwell A History of the Latter-day Seventy Elder L. Aldin Porter No Name Tag Needed Krista Rogers Mortensen Four Principles of a Joyous Marriage Carin Lund Coming Back for Joey Jeanie Eck Smith Walking in Pathways of Happiness David M. Whitchurch The Book of Mormon: A Worldwide View A Foundation of Strength in Germany Paul VanDenBerghe Visiting Teaching Message: Purity in Thought and Deed A Latter-day Saint Perspective on Muhammad James A. Toronto I Longed to Be a Mother Tamara A. Ilich Being Sensitive to Couples without Children Ana Nelson Shaw Latter-day Saint Voices A Heartfelt Note Carol C. Ingebretsen A Different Answer to Our Prayer Kip Densley “You Might Want to Read It” Kevin McReynolds Our Little Missionary Mary L. Lewis My 16-Year Conversion JoAnne Nolen Too Nervous to Speak Up Pamela Akinyi Obaro Random Sampler Perspectives News of the Church On 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).