“Contents,” Ensign, May 2004, 1 Ensign May 2004 Volume 34, Number 5 Contents Conference Summary for the 174th Annual General Conference Saturday Morning Session The Church Grows Stronger President Gordon B. Hinckley How Great the Wisdom and the Love Elder David B. Haight Preparation for the Second Coming Elder Dallin H. Oaks When Thou Art Converted Elder D. Todd Christofferson The Finished Story Gayle M. Clegg In the Strength of the Lord Elder Henry B. Eyring Your Personal Influence President Thomas S. Monson Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church Officers President Thomas S. Monson Church Auditing Department Report, 2003 Wesley L. Jones Statistical Report, 2003 F. Michael Watson Roots and Branches Elder Russell M. Nelson “Abide in Me” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Bishop Keith B. McMullin The Words of Christ—Our Spiritual Liahona Elder W. Rolfe Kerr Applying the Simple and Plain Gospel Principles in the Family Elder Francisco J. Viñas Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin Priesthood Session Remember How Merciful the Lord Hath Been Elder Neal A. Maxwell Strengthen Thy Brethren Elder Mervyn B. Arnold For the Strength of Youth Elder Earl C. Tingey Choices President James E. Faust The Call for Courage President Thomas S. Monson “I Was an Hungred, and Ye Gave Me Meat” President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Morning Session Did You Get the Right Message? President James E. Faust Fatherhood, an Eternal Calling Elder L. Tom Perry But If Not … Elder Dennis E. Simmons A “Mother Heart” Julie B. Beck Do Not Fear President Boyd K. Packer The Dawning of a Brighter Day President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Afternoon Session The Atonement and the Value of One Soul Elder M. Russell Ballard With All the Feeling of a Tender Parent: A Message of Hope to Families Elder Robert D. Hales Standing Spotless before the Lord Elder Clate W. Mask Jr. Marriage and Family: Our Sacred Responsibility Elder W. Douglas Shumway The Atonement: All for All Elder Bruce C. Hafen How to Live Well amid Increasing Evil Elder Richard G. Scott Concluding Remarks President Gordon B. Hinckley General Young Women Meeting All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good Susan W. Tanner My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures Julie B. Beck Believe! Elaine S. Dalton Stay on the High Road President Gordon B. Hinckley General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives Instructional Resources General Auxiliary Presidencies News of the Church Imageillustration Inside front cover: Raising of the Daughter of Jairus, by Jeffrey Hein. May not be copied. Imageillustration Inside back cover: Below Spring Hill—Adam-ondi-Ahman, by Valoy Eaton. Adam gathered his righteous posterity to Adam-ondi-Ahman to bestow “upon them his last blessing” (see D&C 107:53–57). Daniel prophesied that Adam will return here before the Second Coming (see Dan. 7:9–14). The Prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation saying that Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri, was named by the Lord as Adam-ondi-Ahman (see D&C 116). (Courtesy of Don and Lucille Olsen, may not be copied.) Imageillustration 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, Tamra H. Ratieta, Tamara Lamantia, Les Nilsson, Mark Hedengren, Lawrence Porter, and Royce Bair; in Russia by Vladimir Egorov; in Japan by Takuji Okada and Osamu Sekiguchi; in Ghana by Michael and Marged Kirkpatrick; and in Germany by Mark McKenzie.