“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 2011, 1–3 Contents January 2011 Volume 41 • Number 1 On the cover Jesus, Mary, and Martha, by Anton Dorph, courtesy of Hope Gallery. Messages First Presidency Message 4 The Lord Needs Missionaries President Thomas S. Monson Visiting Teaching Message 7 The History and Heritage of Relief Society Features 8 My Favorite Ensign Article What Ensign articles do you remember best? 12 The Grapefruit Syndrome Lola B. Walters A classic story of love and acceptance. 30 The Gospel in My Life: Ancient Examples, Modern Promises Name Withheld Why stories that are thousands of years old are meaningful to me as a young adult today. 42 The Savior, the Master Teacher Elder Jay E. Jensen The Lord’s use of scriptures in teaching and strengthening others sets an example for all of us. 56 So They Will Know Their Heritage Don L. Searle How one person made a difference by collecting Maori history in New Zealand. 60 Gospel Classics: The Potter and the Clay President Heber C. Kimball Allowing God to shape our lives brings true happiness. Our Homes, Our Families 17 The Restoring Power of Prayer Marcos A. Walker As this father learned, prayer can motivate children to repent. 18 Successful Family Home Evenings with Teens Ideas to keep your teens involved. Living as Latter-day Saints 22 They Spoke to Us: Fundamental to Our Faith Elder Dallin H. Oaks Truths about our faith your neighbors may not know. 38 Make Yours a Great Life Elder Paul V. Johnson We each have what it takes to succeed, even in a troubled world. 41 From Believing to Knowing Chiao-yi Lin Believing the Book of Mormon is true was only the beginning. Teaching, Learning, Serving 33 Home Teachers Who Made a Difference How they did it. By Study and By Faith 50 The Historical Context of the New Testament Thomas A. Wayment A brief history of how this book of scripture came to be. Gospel Solutions 62 Carrying Others to the Pool of Bethesda Ann E. Tanner How we can follow the Savior’s example in ministering to the sick and afflicted. Departments What We Believe 14 The Scriptures Teach and Testify of Jesus Christ When we are searching for answers or comfort, latter-day scripture can provide both. We Talk of Christ 16 My Role Was to Lead Them to Him Jill B. Johnson As Relief Society president, I could not take away the sisters’ pain. But the Savior could. Serving in the Church 48 Getting the Most Out of Gospel Principles Seven ways to enhance classroom discussion. 66 Latter-day Saint Voices Why would the Lord give me such a calling? 70 Small and Simple Things 73 Family Home Evening Ideas 74 News of the Church 79 In Other Church Magazines 80 Until We Meet Again Never Forsaken Adam Olson The Savior’s reference to scripture assured me we are never forsaken.