“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 1EnsignOctober 2001Volume 31, Number 10ContentsFirst Presidency Message: Hallmarks of a Happy HomePresident Thomas S. MonsonLatter-day Prophets Speak: Strengthening the HomeTestifying of the Great and Glorious AtonementElder Neal A. MaxwellAnd Now He Needed Me?Name Withheld“Not for the Body”Elder Harold G. HillamGospel Classics: Developing Character: Insights from President David O. McKay (1873–1970)Strength During StrugglesElder L. Lionel KendrickEasing the Burdens of Mental IllnessDawn and Jay FoxThomas E. Ricks: A Man of ForesightSturdy Shoes and a Waterproof TentWilliam G. HartleyServing to the EndKjirstin YoungbergCultivating RespectTerrance D. OlsonWill You? Implementing the Mission of the ChurchV. Dallas MerrellVisiting Teaching Message: Safety in Keeping Divine CovenantsOn-Site: Welfare Square: Service by the Bottle and LoafLatter-day Saint VoicesWhat I Learned at CarthageWayne F. Hull“I Found Them!”Madeleine Kurtz“Give Us a Blessing!”Lesly Augusto Tobar CorreaSurrounded by SwearingDouglas J. VermeerenRescued from the DarknessHeri Castro VelizRandom SamplerSpeaking Today: Remarks at Pioneer Day Commemoration ConcertPresident Gordon B. HinckleySaints In: VanuatuNews of the ChurchMaking the Most of This IssueOn the covers: Front and back: Photography by Steve Bunderson.Inside front: Coming of the Gulls, by Goff Dowding, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1947. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. In the early summer of 1848, as pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley were struggling to raise their crops, a pestilence of insects dubbed “Mormon crickets” began laying waste to their fields. Fires, trenches filled with water, and attacks with brooms and clubs could not stop the hordes of insects. The pioneers’ deliverance came as flocks of seagulls arrived to devour the crickets. The work of the gulls went on for days, and the crops were saved.Inside back: The Brother of Jared, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 1996.