Making the Most of This Issue
April 2001

“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

April 2001

The Testimony of “Special Witnesses”

Feel the true spirit of Easter by reading inspired testimonies of the Savior and His gospel from the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as they spoke from Jerusalem, Palmyra, Kirtland, Nauvoo, and Salt Lake City. See “Special Witnesses of Christ,” p. 2.

How to Find a Cure for TV-itis

Want to pull the plug on your family’s or a family member’s addiction to TV? Read how one family did it, p. 70.

Speaking Up for Clean Language

Are you ever troubled by profanity in your workplace or among friends? Learn how others have been an influence for good. See p. 35.

Strengthening Your Faith in Jesus Christ

“Faith comes by hearing the word of God, through the testimony of the servants of God.” James O. Mason shares this and other ideas to nurture our faith in Jesus Christ, p. 22.

How Well Are You Following the Prophet?

Life is a test, and one of its questions is, Do you follow the living prophet? Stories from the lives of Latter-day Saints during the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith help us understand what it means to follow prophets today. See p. 28.

What Can Adversity Teach Us?

The mother of two children with disabilities learned that blessings often come in unexpected ways. See p. 38.

Honoring the Sabbath—and Enjoying It

Read how families can joyfully keep the Sabbath. See “‘Call the Sabbath a Delight,’” p. 46.

Teaching about the Resurrection

Help children understand the power and significance of the Resurrection by reading how one family turned tragedy into testimony. See “Our New Easter Tradition” on p. 71.

Healing from Sexual Abuse

An understanding of the Atonement, power of the priesthood, prayer, and agency can help heal those who have been sexually abused. See p. 58.

Ways to Stretch One Income

Learn how a family of eight stretched their modest income. See p. 72.

For Family Home Evenings

  • “I’m thankful for you.” Do these words need to be spoken more often in your family? For a family night activity that can help, see p. 71.

  • Most stories from Latter-day Saint Voices can be used for family home evenings. If you want to center a family night on what it means not only to give service but also to receive it graciously, read and discuss “Cold Cereal or Hot Soup?” p. 65.

Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers

Home teachers are encouraged to use “Special Witnesses of Christ,” p. 2. The visiting teaching message is on p. 53.

Did You Know?

Each Ensign feature article has information at the end to help you use it. The gospel topics for each article suggest areas in which it might be used for personal study and reflection or as support material for lessons in the home or in Church classrooms. Some articles also include suggestions for possible discussion (“Let’s Talk about It”). See, for example, “Zachary and Sean,” p. 38.