“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2004, 1EnsignOctober 2004Volume 34, Number 10ContentsFirst Presidency Message: Teaching Our ChildrenPresident Thomas S. MonsonElder David Bruce Haight: Devoted DiscipleRaising a Child with a DisabilityMarleen S. WilliamsPreparing Your Future MissionaryS. Brent ScharmanYou Taught MeVinita R. GreerThese Are Your DaysElder Neal A. MaxwellEstablishing Eternal PatternsElder Earl C. TingeyBook of Mormon Principles: The Compassion of ChristKathleen H. HughesThe Only SurvivorJoeli KalougataGospel Classics: MiraclesElder Matthew CowleySigns and BlessingsDennis WilliamsTaming the Debt DragonSowing Seeds, Sharing BlessingsJan PinboroughWhat May I Do to Help?Marilynne T. LinfordBook of Mormon Principles: The Gathering of the Lord’s FaithfulElder Douglas L. CallisterLatter-day Saint VoicesRandom SamplerParents with Different StandardsVisiting Teaching Message: Feeling the Love of the Lord through HumilityNews of the ChurchMaking the Most of This IssueStrengthening the Family: What Is a Family?Front cover: Photograph by Robert Casey; back cover: Photograph by Jed ClarkInside front cover: Handcart Rescue, by Glen Hopkinson. Eight handcart companies crossed the plains safely between 1856 and 1860. However, the heavy snows of October 1856 stranded two handcart companies on the plains of Wyoming. Hardy Saints from Salt Lake Valley rescued these pioneers but not before more than two hundred had died of exposure.