June 2007

“Contents,” Ensign, June 2007, 1–3


June 2007

Volume 37 Number 6

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

The Ensign invites you to share your testimony of family home evening. What kinds of lessons and activities have generated love and positive behavior? How do you successfully have family home evening with young children, with teenagers, with no children, or when family members are separated by distance? Please send us your ideas and success stories, labeled “FHE,” by July 15.

We also welcome other submissions that show the gospel of Jesus Christ at work in your life. Publication criteria are posted at www.lds.org under Gospel Library.

Send submissions to ensign@ldschurch.org or Ensign Editorial, 50 E. North Temple Street, Room 2420, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3220, USA. Include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, ward (or branch), and stake (or district). Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot acknowledge receipt. Authors whose work is selected for publication will be notified. If you would like your material returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Using This Issue

Teaching—even without a formal teaching assignment. After reading “Teaching and Being Taught” (p. 36), attend your next meetings prepared to share your insights. Consider how your learning is enhanced by your own reflection and by others’ comments.

Organizing family home evening. After reading “It Made Us a Family” (p. 64), talk with your spouse or children about possible themes for future family home evening lessons. You can use the Church’s online resources to prepare these. From www.lds.org select Prepare a Lesson; then explore reference materials listed under Home and Family.

Recognizing the Atonement in your life. After reading “Gratitude for the Atonement” (p. 15), think about what the Savior’s sacrifice means to you. It may help to record your feelings in a journal.

Coming in July

Look for articles on:

  • Facing the future with faith—even amid frightening world events.

  • Helping youth understand the sacred nature of our bodies.

  • Honoring the Mormon Battalion.

On the cover: Front: For She Loved Much, by Jeffrey Hein. Back: Jesus Said to Her, “Mary,” by William Whitaker.

Inside front cover: Anna the Prophetess, by Elspeth Young. May not be copied. Anna, a widow and a prophetess of the tribe of Asher, was 84 years old at the time of Christ’s birth. She “departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day” (Luke 2:37). She was one who greeted the infant Jesus at His presentation in the temple.

Inside back cover: Joseph and Hyrum Leaving Nauvoo, by Don O. Thorpe. May not be copied. On June 27, 1844, Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred in Carthage Jail by an angry mob. “Like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, [the Prophet Joseph Smith] has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!” (D&C 135:3).