“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 2003, 2 Ensign November 2003 Volume 33 Number 11 Contents Conference Summary for the 173rd Semiannual General Conference Saturday Morning Session The State of the Church President Gordon B. Hinckley A Sure Foundation Elder Sheldon F. Child The Atonement, Repentance, and Dirty Linen Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen Seeing the Promises Afar Off Anne C. Pingree Let Our Voices Be Heard Elder M. Russell Ballard Lord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief President James E. Faust Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church Officers President James E. Faust “The Standard of Truth Has Been Erected” President Boyd K. Packer Receiving a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ Elder Robert D. Hales The Clarion Call of Prophets Elder Shirley D. Christensen The Lord Thy God Will Hold Thy Hand Elder W. Craig Zwick Repentance and Change Elder Dallin H. Oaks Realize Your Full Potential Elder Richard G. Scott Priesthood Session Personal Priesthood Responsibility Elder Russell M. Nelson Young Men—Holders of Keys Elder Monte J. Brough Priesthood, Keys, and the Power to Bless Elder Merrill J. Bateman The Phenomenon That Is You President James E. Faust Bring Him Home President Thomas S. Monson The Shepherds of Israel President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Morning Session The Bridge Builder President Thomas S. Monson The Grandeur of God Elder Jeffrey R. Holland The Message of the Restoration Elder Charles Didier He Knows Us; He Loves Us Sydney S. Reynolds Three Choices Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin An Ensign to the Nations, a Light to the World President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Afternoon Session We Believe All That God Has Revealed Elder L. Tom Perry An Enduring Testimony of the Mission of the Prophet Joseph Elder Henry B. Eyring “Come, Follow Me” Elder William W. Parmley Are You a Saint? Elder Quentin L. Cook The Empowerment of Humility Bishop Richard C. Edgley How Choice a Seer! Elder Neal A. Maxwell Let Us Live the Gospel More Fully President Gordon B. Hinckley General Relief Society Meeting Choosing Charity: That Good Part Bonnie D. Parkin Testimonies: “Choose That Good Part” In Covenant with Him Kathleen H. Hughes Choose Ye Therefore Christ the Lord Anne C. Pingree To the Women of the Church President Gordon B. Hinckley General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Teachings for Our Time, 2004 Resource Guides General Auxiliary Presidencies News of the Church ImageImage Icon On the cover: Photography by Matthew Reier. ImageImage Icon Inside front cover: The Journey Begins, by Glen S. Hopkinson. More than 12,000 people joined the Church in the British Isles from 1837 to 1847. Nearly 5,000 of them sailed from Liverpool, England, to America, beginning in 1840. They eventually made their way to Nauvoo, Illinois, in at least 36 companies. ImageImage Icon Inside back cover: St. George Temple, by Roland Lee. Dedicated on 6 April 1877, the St. George Utah Temple became the first temple completed after the temple in Nauvoo. President Brigham Young called Elder Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to serve as temple president. The first endowments for the dead were performed here. ImageImage Icon Conference photography: Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Kelly Larsen, Christina Smith, Allexis Duce, Mark Hedengren, Natalie Simpson, and Jed Wells; in Guatemala by Virna Rodríguez; in Hawaii by Lawrence Kawasaki; in Japan by Takuji Okada and Osamu Sekiguchi; in Poland by Lawrence G. Lewis; and in South Africa by Michael Lerios.