“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2006, 1EnsignAugust 2006Volume 36, Number 8Contents2First Presidency Message: Led by Spiritual PioneersPresident Thomas S. Monson9Lessons from the Old Testament: Adversity, the Great TeacherElder Monte J. Brough12In the Service of the LordElder William R. Walker16Noteworthy ServiceBarbara Jones Brown20My Husband’s AddictionName Withheld24Resisting EvilElder Robert F. Orton27Financial Freedom on Any IncomeJan D. Andersen32The Ugliest Kite Ever!Richard Torney34Blessings for My Ancestors, Blessings for MeKim Crenshaw Sorensen39“My Name Is Paul Koelliker Too”Elder Paul E. Koelliker40Our Heritage of Faith: Seventh International Art Competition46The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should KnowPresident Boyd K. Packer53Faith to FollowLisa South54Finding My Firm FoundationSteven D. Brown56Hearing with the HeartMarlene Bateman Sullivan61Visiting Teaching Message: Protecting Families62Bending My Will to HisArianne Baadsgaard Cope64The Fulness of the Gospel: The Purpose of Life66Latter-day Saint Voices70Random Sampler72News of the Church80Making the Most of This IssueOn the cover: And It Was Night, by Benjamin McPhersonInside 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.