“Contents,” Ensign, May 2004, 1EnsignMay 2004 Volume 34, Number 5ContentsConference Summary for the 174th Annual General ConferenceSaturday Morning SessionThe Church Grows StrongerPresident Gordon B. HinckleyHow Great the Wisdom and the LoveElder David B. HaightPreparation for the Second ComingElder Dallin H. OaksWhen Thou Art ConvertedElder D. Todd ChristoffersonThe Finished StoryGayle M. CleggIn the Strength of the LordElder Henry B. EyringYour Personal InfluencePresident Thomas S. MonsonSaturday Afternoon SessionThe Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Thomas S. MonsonChurch Auditing Department Report, 2003Wesley L. JonesStatistical Report, 2003F. Michael WatsonRoots and BranchesElder Russell M. Nelson“Abide in Me”Elder Jeffrey R. HollandJesus, the Very Thought of TheeBishop Keith B. McMullinThe Words of Christ—Our Spiritual LiahonaElder W. Rolfe KerrApplying the Simple and Plain Gospel Principles in the FamilyElder Francisco J. ViñasEarthly Debts, Heavenly DebtsElder Joseph B. WirthlinPriesthood SessionRemember How Merciful the Lord Hath BeenElder Neal A. MaxwellStrengthen Thy BrethrenElder Mervyn B. ArnoldFor the Strength of YouthElder Earl C. TingeyChoicesPresident James E. FaustThe Call for CouragePresident Thomas S. Monson“I Was an Hungred, and Ye Gave Me Meat”President Gordon B. HinckleySunday Morning SessionDid You Get the Right Message?President James E. FaustFatherhood, an Eternal CallingElder L. Tom PerryBut If Not … Elder Dennis E. SimmonsA “Mother Heart”Julie B. BeckDo Not FearPresident Boyd K. PackerThe Dawning of a Brighter DayPresident Gordon B. HinckleySunday Afternoon SessionThe Atonement and the Value of One SoulElder M. Russell BallardWith All the Feeling of a Tender Parent: A Message of Hope to FamiliesElder Robert D. HalesStanding Spotless before the LordElder Clate W. Mask Jr.Marriage and Family: Our Sacred ResponsibilityElder W. Douglas ShumwayThe Atonement: All for AllElder Bruce C. HafenHow to Live Well amid Increasing EvilElder Richard G. ScottConcluding RemarksPresident Gordon B. HinckleyGeneral Young Women MeetingAll Things Shall Work Together for Your GoodSusan W. TannerMy Soul Delighteth in the ScripturesJulie B. BeckBelieve!Elaine S. DaltonStay on the High RoadPresident Gordon B. HinckleyGeneral Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsThey Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our LivesInstructional ResourcesGeneral Auxiliary PresidenciesNews of the ChurchInside front cover: Raising of the Daughter of Jairus, by Jeffrey Hein. May not be copied.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.)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.