“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 1EnsignOctober 2000Volume 30 Number 10ContentsFirst Presidency Message: Our Search for HappinessPresident James E. FaustPoetryWalking with YouStephen R. GortonThe GatheringDianne Dibb ForbisAgainst Gray SkiesGeraldine Clark FeltThe First Principles and Ordinances of the GospelElder Bruce D. PorterAgency and Love in MarriageElder Lynn G. RobbinsBuilding Temples, Building LivesJan U. PinboroughUsing Family History as a Missionary ToolChristopher K. BigelowThe Conference Center: “This New and Wonderful Hall”Don L. SearleAn Instrument of MajestyBarbara Jean JonesSweeping, Shining, and ServingFaces of Worldly Pride in the Book of MormonDouglas Bassett“I Will Not Leave You Comfortless”Wilma M. Rich, with Jackie Rich HowaLoving the Role I Once ShunnedMarian PondLatter-day Saint VoicesLearning to Trust HimSuzy SutherlandA Dish of SevicheHildo Rosillo Flores“Call Those Missionaries”Ortensia Greco Conte“Please Treat My Son with Kindness”Jeanette G. Smith“I’m Trying to Be like Jesus”Name WithheldHad I Misjudged?Blaine K. GehringPortraitsRandom SamplerVisiting Teaching Message: “The Power of Godliness Is Manifest”Latter-day Counsel: Excerpts from Addresses of President Gordon B. HinckleyNews of the ChurchMaking the Most of This IssueOn the covers: Front: Photography by Craig DimondInside 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.