“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 2006, 1EnsignNovember 2006Volume 36, Number 11Contents2Conference Summary for the 176th Semiannual General ConferenceSaturday Morning Session4We Bear Testimony to the WorldPresident Gordon B. Hinckley6He Heals the Heavy LadenElder Dallin H. Oaks9The Temple Is about FamiliesElder Richard H. Winkel11The First GenerationElder Paul B. Pieper13Faith, Service, ConstancyElder David S. Baxter15The Power of PatienceElder Robert C. Oaks17O Be WiseElder M. Russell Ballard20DiscipleshipPresident James E. FaustSaturday Afternoon Session23The Sustaining of Church OfficersPresident Thomas S. Monson24Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our SalvationElder Robert D. Hales28Sunday Will ComeElder Joseph B. Wirthlin31Look toward Eternity!Elaine S. Dalton33The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our LivesElder Shayne M. Bowen35The Law of TithingElder Daniel L. Johnson37The Power of a Personal TestimonyElder Dieter F. Uchtdorf40The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and HappinessElder Richard G. ScottPriesthood Session43A Priesthood QuorumElder Henry B. Eyring46Let Us Be MenElder D. Todd Christofferson49The Great Plan of HappinessElder Marcus B. Nash51He Trusts Us!Elder Stanley G. Ellis53Spiritual NutrientsPresident James E. Faust56True to Our Priesthood TrustPresident Thomas S. Monson59Rise Up, O Men of GodPresident Gordon B. HinckleySunday Morning Session62How Firm a FoundationPresident Thomas S. Monson69The Plan of SalvationElder L. Tom Perry72Three Towels and a 25-Cent NewspaperBishop Richard C. Edgley74Behold Your Little OnesMargaret S. Lifferth76“The Great and Wonderful Love”Elder Anthony D. Perkins79The Gathering of Scattered IsraelElder Russell M. Nelson82The Faith to Move MountainsPresident Gordon B. HinckleySunday Afternoon Session85A Defense and a RefugePresident Boyd K. Packer89And Nothing Shall Offend ThemElder David A. Bednar92Receiving by the SpiritA. Roger Merrill94Moving Closer to HimElder Craig A. Cardon97Becoming Instruments in the Hands of GodElder Don R. Clarke99That They Might Know TheeElder Keith R. Edwards102Wherefore, Settle This in Your HeartsElder Larry W. Gibbons104Prophets in the Land AgainElder Jeffrey R. Holland107Closing RemarksPresident Gordon B. HinckleyGeneral Relief Society Meeting108Eternally Encircled in His LoveBonnie D. Parkin111Remembering the Lord’s LoveKathleen H. Hughes113To Look, Reach, and Come unto ChristAnne C. Pingree115In the Arms of His LovePresident Gordon B. Hinckley64General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints119Teachings for Our Time120They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives122Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource Guides125General Auxiliary Presidencies126News of the ChurchOn the cover: Christ with Boy, by Carl Heinrich Bloch.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).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.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.