Making the Most of This Issue

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“Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Mar. 2005, 80

Making the Most of This Issue

March 2005

Getting to Know Two New Apostles

At general conference in October 2004, President Hinckley announced the calling of the first new Apostles since April 1995. To become better acquainted with Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder David A. Bednar, see pages 10 and 16.

Lambs and Losses

  • Have you lost a loved one? In “All Your Losses,” a poignant account of losing a special son, Eric Shields shares the Resurrection’s message of hope and comfort. See page 68.

  • What does a rural auction and the repeated selling of a lamb have to do with Easter? Read “The Day the Lamb Was Sold,” page 8.

Seeking the Best Gifts

How can you learn to recognize the spiritual gifts God has given you? And, more important, how can you obtain the “best gifts”? See “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts” by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold of the Seventy, page 64.

Come to Zion

Since the beginning of this dispensation, the Saints have gathered. At first they gathered to specific places such as Kirtland, Ohio; Jackson County, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; or Salt Lake City. Today they gather in stakes all across the globe. But why do they gather? To learn about the main objective, see page 30.

Relief Society Time Line

What do you know about the contributions of the 14 general presidents of the Relief Society? For a brief look at their presidencies, see page 52.

A Stay-at-Home Education

Staying at home to be a full-time mom doesn’t mean you give up personal growth or intellectual stimulation. Katherine Padilla offers seven ideas to help stay-at-home moms sharpen their skills and improve their education. See page 58.

The Saints of Colombia: An Example of Strength

The Saints in Colombia find peace, safety, freedom, and goodwill in a nation sometimes troubled by war, violence, corruption, and fear. See their inspiring story on page 38.

Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 57.