“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 1 Ensign October 2000 Volume 30 Number 10 Contents First Presidency Message: Our Search for Happiness President James E. Faust Poetry Walking with You Stephen R. Gorton The Gathering Dianne Dibb Forbis Against Gray Skies Geraldine Clark Felt The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Elder Bruce D. Porter Agency and Love in Marriage Elder Lynn G. Robbins Building Temples, Building Lives Jan U. Pinborough Using Family History as a Missionary Tool Christopher K. Bigelow The Conference Center: “This New and Wonderful Hall” Don L. Searle An Instrument of Majesty Barbara Jean Jones Sweeping, Shining, and Serving Faces of Worldly Pride in the Book of Mormon Douglas Bassett “I Will Not Leave You Comfortless” Wilma M. Rich, with Jackie Rich Howa Loving the Role I Once Shunned Marian Pond Latter-day Saint Voices Learning to Trust Him Suzy Sutherland A Dish of Seviche Hildo 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 Withheld Had I Misjudged? Blaine K. Gehring Portraits Random Sampler Visiting Teaching Message: “The Power of Godliness Is Manifest” Latter-day Counsel: Excerpts from Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley News of the Church Making the Most of This Issue 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.