“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 2006, 1 Ensign November 2006 Volume 36, Number 11 Contents 2 Conference Summary for the 176th Semiannual General Conference Saturday Morning Session 4 We Bear Testimony to the World President Gordon B. Hinckley 6 He Heals the Heavy Laden Elder Dallin H. Oaks 9 The Temple Is about Families Elder Richard H. Winkel 11 The First Generation Elder Paul B. Pieper 13 Faith, Service, Constancy Elder David S. Baxter 15 The Power of Patience Elder Robert C. Oaks 17 O Be Wise Elder M. Russell Ballard 20 Discipleship President James E. Faust Saturday Afternoon Session 23 The Sustaining of Church Officers President Thomas S. Monson 24 Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation Elder Robert D. Hales 28 Sunday Will Come Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin 31 Look toward Eternity! Elaine S. Dalton 33 The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives Elder Shayne M. Bowen 35 The Law of Tithing Elder Daniel L. Johnson 37 The Power of a Personal Testimony Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf 40 The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness Elder Richard G. Scott Priesthood Session 43 A Priesthood Quorum Elder Henry B. Eyring 46 Let Us Be Men Elder D. Todd Christofferson 49 The Great Plan of Happiness Elder Marcus B. Nash 51 He Trusts Us! Elder Stanley G. Ellis 53 Spiritual Nutrients President James E. Faust 56 True to Our Priesthood Trust President Thomas S. Monson 59 Rise Up, O Men of God President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Morning Session 62 How Firm a Foundation President Thomas S. Monson 69 The Plan of Salvation Elder L. Tom Perry 72 Three Towels and a 25-Cent Newspaper Bishop Richard C. Edgley 74 Behold Your Little Ones Margaret S. Lifferth 76 “The Great and Wonderful Love” Elder Anthony D. Perkins 79 The Gathering of Scattered Israel Elder Russell M. Nelson 82 The Faith to Move Mountains President Gordon B. Hinckley Sunday Afternoon Session 85 A Defense and a Refuge President Boyd K. Packer 89 And Nothing Shall Offend Them Elder David A. Bednar 92 Receiving by the Spirit A. Roger Merrill 94 Moving Closer to Him Elder Craig A. Cardon 97 Becoming Instruments in the Hands of God Elder Don R. Clarke 99 That They Might Know Thee Elder Keith R. Edwards 102 Wherefore, Settle This in Your Hearts Elder Larry W. Gibbons 104 Prophets in the Land Again Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 107 Closing Remarks President Gordon B. Hinckley General Relief Society Meeting 108 Eternally Encircled in His Love Bonnie D. Parkin 111 Remembering the Lord’s Love Kathleen H. Hughes 113 To Look, Reach, and Come unto Christ Anne C. Pingree 115 In the Arms of His Love President Gordon B. Hinckley 64 General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 119 Teachings for Our Time 120 They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives 122 Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource Guides 125 General Auxiliary Presidencies 126 News of the Church ImageImage Icon On the cover: Christ with Boy, by Carl Heinrich Bloch. ImageImage Icon Inside front cover: Joseph Smith Jr., by Grant Romney Clawson, after William Rogers, who is believed to be the original artist. President John Taylor (1808–87) wrote of the Prophet Joseph Smith: “The Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. … He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people” (D&C 135:3). ImageImage Icon Inside back cover: The Sacred Incline, by David Linn. © David Linn, may not be copied. On October 23, 1856, the Willie handcart company made the steep five-mile (8-km) ascent up Rocky Ridge in snow and a howling wind. Though they wrapped themselves in quilts, several died. Yet the company pressed forward with hope and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as symbolized by the covering floating over their heads. ImageImage Icon 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, Emily Leishman, Geoffrey McAllister, and Dustin Fife; in Bahamas by Bookie Joseph; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto; in Cambodia by Trevor Wright; in Mexico by Cristian Barragan and Israel Gutiérrez; in Philippines by Danny Soleta and L. Carvel Whiting; in Russia by Vladimir Egorov; in Scotland by Mark Finch Hedengren; and in Tonga by Mele Nau.