“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2006, 1 Ensign August 2006 Volume 36, Number 8 Contents 2 First Presidency Message: Led by Spiritual Pioneers President Thomas S. Monson 9 Lessons from the Old Testament: Adversity, the Great Teacher Elder Monte J. Brough 12 In the Service of the Lord Elder William R. Walker 16 Noteworthy Service Barbara Jones Brown 20 My Husband’s Addiction Name Withheld 24 Resisting Evil Elder Robert F. Orton 27 Financial Freedom on Any Income Jan D. Andersen 32 The Ugliest Kite Ever! Richard Torney 34 Blessings for My Ancestors, Blessings for Me Kim Crenshaw Sorensen 39 “My Name Is Paul Koelliker Too” Elder Paul E. Koelliker 40 Our Heritage of Faith: Seventh International Art Competition 46 The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should Know President Boyd K. Packer 53 Faith to Follow Lisa South 54 Finding My Firm Foundation Steven D. Brown 56 Hearing with the Heart Marlene Bateman Sullivan 61 Visiting Teaching Message: Protecting Families 62 Bending My Will to His Arianne Baadsgaard Cope 64 The Fulness of the Gospel: The Purpose of Life 66 Latter-day Saint Voices 70 Random Sampler 72 News of the Church 80 Making the Most of This Issue On the cover: And It Was Night, by Benjamin McPherson Inside front cover: Jerusalem, by Eric Dowdle. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Seventh International Art Competition, may not be copied. “Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city” (Isaiah 52:1). From the words of David in the Old Testament to those of Christ in the New Testament, from the teachings of Lehi in the Book of Mormon to those of the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Doctrine and Covenants, Jerusalem’s sweep of influence includes the past, present, and future. Inside back cover: Daniel in the Lions’ Den, by Scott Gustafson. May not be copied.