“Contents,” Ensign, May 2006, 1EnsignMay 2006Volume 36, Number 5ContentsConference Summary for the 176th Annual General ConferenceSaturday Morning SessionTo Act for Ourselves: The Gift and Blessings of AgencyElder Robert D. HalesTender Hearts and Helping HandsBishop H. David BurtonAn Outpouring of BlessingsJulie B. BeckAs a ChildElder Henry B. EyringTrue to the FaithPresident Thomas S. MonsonSaturday Afternoon SessionThe Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Thomas S. MonsonChurch Auditing Department Report, 2005Robert W. CantwellStatistical Report, 2005F. Michael Watson“I Will Remember Your Sins No More”President Boyd K. PackerThat We May Always Have His Spirit to Be with UsElder David A. BednarYour Mission Will Change EverythingElder David F. EvansThe Gift of AgencyElder Wolfgang H. PaulNurturing MarriageElder Russell M. NelsonAs Now We Take the SacramentElder L. Tom PerryPriesthood SessionSee the End from the BeginningElder Dieter F. UchtdorfOur Rising GenerationElder Ronald A. RasbandRepentance, a Blessing of MembershipElder Richard G. HinckleyA Royal PriesthoodPresident James E. FaustOur Sacred Priesthood TrustPresident Thomas S. MonsonThe Need for Greater KindnessPresident Gordon B. HinckleySunday Morning SessionThe Restoration of All ThingsPresident James E. FaustBroken Things to MendElder Jeffrey R. HollandThe Great Plan of HappinessElder Earl C. TingeyTo Grow Up unto the LordAnne C. PingreeAll Men EverywhereElder Dallin H. OaksSeek Ye the Kingdom of GodPresident Gordon B. HinckleySunday Afternoon SessionCreating a Gospel-Sharing HomeElder M. Russell BallardNow Is the Time to Serve a Mission!Elder Richard G. ScottZion in the Midst of BabylonElder David R. StoneInstruments of the Lord’s PeaceElder Robert S. WoodPrayer, Faith, and Family: Stepping-Stones to Eternal HappinessElder H. Bruce StuckiThe Abundant LifeElder Joseph B. WirthlinUntil Again We MeetPresident Gordon B. HinckleyGeneral Young Women Meeting“I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up”Susan W. TannerYou Have a Noble BirthrightJulie B. BeckIt Shows in Your FaceElaine S. DaltonYour Light—a Standard to All NationsPresident James E. FaustTeachings for Our TimeThey Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our LivesAaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource GuidesGeneral Auxiliary PresidenciesNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Front: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen. Back: Photograph by Craig Dimond.Inside front cover: City Creek, by Al Rounds. © Al Rounds, may not be copied. A depiction of the Salt Lake Temple in about 1893 features one of four mills on City Creek, northeast of the temple. This mill processed silk that had been sent from the Saints in St. George, Utah. President Brigham Young promoted the raising of silkworms as a home industry to provide fabric for clothing.Inside back cover: Esther’s Doll from 1856, by Dan Speakman. © Dan Speakman, may not be copied. Between 1856 and 1860, nearly 3,000 people in 10 handcart companies traveled to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were emigrants from Wales and Scandinavia. Handcarts proved to be a less expensive and faster means of travel than wagons. June 9, 2006, marks the 150th anniversary of the first handcart company leaving Iowa City, Iowa.Conference photography: Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Amber Clawson, Rod Boam, Joel Remke, and Candelaria Atalaya; in Korea by Lee Hyun Kyu and Lee Min Hee; in Mexico by Cristian Barragan; in the Philippines by Athley Barba Glori; in Uruguay by Abel Gómez; and in Missouri, USA, by Brent Jones.