October 2000

“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 1


October 2000

Volume 30 Number 10

On the covers: Front: Photography by Craig Dimond

Inside front: Teach Them to Understand, by Walter Rane, oil on wood panel, 19″ x 27″, 1999. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. Parents are admonished to teach their children “to understand the doctrine of repentance, faith in Christ the Son of the living God, and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old” (D&C 68:25). Here a father helps his son with his schoolwork, with evidences of scriptural and physical nourishment also on the table.

Inside back: Joseph F. Smith Leaves on a Trip, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″, 2000. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Clegg. On this wintry night in Salt Lake City after the turn of the century, President Joseph F. Smith says good-bye before leaving on an assignment. Prior to his 17 years as Church President, President Smith served 35 years as counselor in the First Presidency with Presidents Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow.