October 2007

“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 2007, 1–3


October 2007

Volume 37, Number 10

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

The Ensign invites you to share lessons you learned from your father and other father figures in your life. How have these experiences influenced you? Please label your submission “Fathers” and send it by November 16.

We also welcome other submissions. See our links Do You Have a Story to Tell? and Ensign Magazine Writers’ Guidelines at http://www.ensign.lds.org.

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

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Using This Issue

Preparing for the temple. Several articles in this issue focus on the blessings of the temple (see pp. 18, 23, 26, and 64). Consider recording your feelings as you have prepared for your own temple experiences.

Continuing conference. After reading “Learning from Conference” (p. 30), consider how some of these approaches could affect your family home evenings and personal study. What other ways might you effectively bring the spirit of general conference into your life?

Visiting the sites. You might not have known about the Tomlinson Inn in Palmyra, New York (p. 56), and perhaps you’d like to learn about other places of historical significance. To get more information and to find Church history sites near you, visit www.lds.org. Select About the Church and then Places to Visit.

Coming in November

Addresses from the 177th Semiannual General Conference

On the cover: Front: Photograph by Laureni Fochetto, posed by models. Back (photographs clockwise from left): Seoul Korea Temple by Floyd Holdman, Copenhagen Denmark Temple and angel Moroni by Craig Dimond, Accra Ghana Temple by Norman Childs, Washington D.C. Temple by Christina Smith.

Inside front cover: The House of the World, by Minerva Teichert. Courtesy of Brigham Young University Museum of Art, all rights reserved, may not be copied

Inside back cover: Jordan River Temple, 1995, by Larry Winborg. May not be copied. The following words from the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836 can apply to all of the Lord’s temples. The Prophet Joseph Smith asked the Lord “that all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the Lord’s house may feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it, and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness” (D&C 109:13).