“Contents,” Ensign, March 2011, 1–3 Contents March 2011 Volume 41 • Number 3 On the Cover Front: Christ the Consolator, by Carl Heinrich Bloch. Back: Photo illustration by David Stoker. Messages First Presidency Message 4 Looking for the Good President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visiting Teaching Message 7 Under the Priesthood and after the Pattern of the Priesthood Features 22 Preparing Emotionally for Missionary Service Robert K. Wagstaff What prospective missionaries and their parents need to know. 27 “I Speak of Missionary Work” President Thomas S. Monson calls for more missionaries. 30 A Great Community of Saints Whether you meet with 13 others in a small branch in Ukraine or with 200 in a ward in Mexico, you belong to something much grander. 34 When Broken Hearts Become One Amanda B. Lewis One year. Four families. Countless acts of love and support. 40 “Charity Never Faileth:” A Discussion on Relief Society Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Patricia T. Holland The blessings we share all come back to how the priesthood and Relief Society work together in the home and the Church. 44 The Healer’s Art Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi Overcoming prejudice and misunderstanding. 50 Separated by Flood, United by Prayer Melissa Merrill The floodwaters appeared so suddenly that the Torres family could only do one thing. Our Homes, Our Families 12 Teaching the Doctrine of the Family Julie B. Beck This generation will be called upon to defend the doctrine of the family as never before. If they don’t know the doctrine, they can’t defend it. Living as Latter-day Saints 18 Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching: A Work of Ministering Home and visiting teaching are about taking care of people. Teaching, Learning, Serving 11 Helping Youth Track Their Progress or Their Duty—Online Interactive online versions of Personal Progress and Duty to God can help teens. By Study and By Faith 53 The Savior’s Compassion S. Kent Brown How the Savior’s miracle of the fishes shows both His power and His compassion. Gospel Solutions 56 Learning to Forgive Name withheld I knew that forgiving my father was necessary, but was it possible? Provident Living 60 Seeds of Self-Reliance Allie Schulte Church members in urban areas and developing nations throughout the world are reaping the blessings of gardening thanks to Welfare Services. Departments What We Believe 8 God Reveals Truth to His Prophets and to Us Prophets are on the earth today just as they were anciently. We Talk of Christ 10 To Bind Up the Brokenhearted Georges A. Bonnet Genocide. Disease. Famine. What I saw in Africa left me feeling helpless and discouraged. Then I realized no pain was beyond the healing power of Jesus Christ. 66 Latter-day Saint Voices The fruits of prayer, patience, and perseverance. 70 Small and Simple Things 73 Family Home Evening Ideas 74 News of the Church 79 In Other Church Magazines Until We Meet Again 80 Safe in My Ward Family Caroline Kingsley A ward or branch can be a sort of safety-net family for us.