“Comments,” Ensign, June 2008, 80


Raising the Bar

We related strongly to the February 2008 Ensign article, “Our Son’s Choices.” We had a similar experience with our son, and are happy that he repented and is now living a gospel-oriented life. However, it sounds likely that the events in your article took place before the Church “raised the bar” for missionaries. Although our son repented and spent a year turning his life around, he was not able to serve a mission because of the serious nature of what he had done. It is important for members to know that while repentance is always possible, serving a mission after leading a wayward life may not be.

Name Withheld

Teaching Support

I’ve been pondering for some time how to increase the amount of thoughtful discussion in my Relief Society class by asking the right kinds of questions. My prayers were answered by Brian Gudmunson’s stimulating article, “Questions, the Heart of Learning and Teaching” (Ensign, January 2008, 26). It was perfect. Thanks!

Jeanine Tew, Utah

March Issue on the Savior:

The March 2008 Ensign was great! Not only was it touching, with personal testimonies and experiences, but educational. I also liked the section that took our beliefs about Christ and shared supporting scriptures from the Bible and Book of Mormon. With a lot of national media coverage on the Church lately, the issue couldn’t have come at a better time. It gives members a resource to answer questions, or we can pass along the magazine to our inquiring family and friends.

Jerelyn Dunaway, Utah

The March 2008 Ensign is, in my opinion, the finest yet. As I read each page, the Spirit verified every word. I have not seen a more conclusive, concise treatise of what the Latter-day Saints believe about our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

George Harris, Idaho

The March 2008 issue is truly outstanding in spiritual messages, scope of articles, and artwork. All the illustrations are great, for they enlarge the meaning of the articles, which teach of the deep meaning of the Atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My heart is moved. I shall go over the March issue repeatedly.

Florence Hedgpeth, Oregon


The identification of Easy Company in the article, “Band of Brothers” in the February 2008 Ensign is incomplete. It should be Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.