“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 2012, 1–3 Contents January 2012 Volume 42 • Number 1 Messages First Presidency Message 4 Living the Abundant Life President Thomas S. Monson Visiting Teaching Message 7 Watchcare and Ministering through Visiting Teaching Features 10 Helping Children Love the Book of Mormon Clyde J. Williams Suggestions for engaging children in this inspired book. 12 What Happily Married Couples Do Douglas Brinley Ten ideas for enriching your marriage. 15 My Father Rescued Me Greg W. Haws When my father opened the back of the truck, his worst fears were realized. 16 Recognizing God’s Hand in Our Daily Blessings Elder D. Todd Christofferson Asking for “our daily bread” at God’s hand plays a vital part in learning to trust Him. 24 More Than Just a Sunday Church Don L. Searle She was looking for a church that met certain biblical tests. But where could she find it? 26 Look Up Elder Carl B. Cook What happens when we look up to see how Heavenly Father sees us rather than looking sideways to see how others view us? 30 Worship the Lord by Singing Hymns W. Herbert Klopfer Discover the power of singing hymns. 32 The Book of Mormon and God’s Plan for Us Elder Stanley G. Ellis Finding Heavenly Father’s plan for our lives in the Book of Mormon. 38 Children Delight in the Book of Mormon Through January 6, 2013, an exhibit at the Church History Museum celebrates the Book of Mormon as well as the rich Latin heritage within the Church. 44 Finding Answers in the Book of Mormon Sara D. Smith Six members share what a difference the Book of Mormon has made in their lives. 48 Rediscovering a Wonder of the World … and Avoiding the Dangers of Spiritual Apathy Adam C. Olson Like researchers who learn more and more about Machu Picchu, we can learn more about the gospel each time we study it. 52 George Albert Smith: He Lived as He Taught Ted Barnes An introduction to this year’s Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society course of study. 58 Letting Go of My Fear Gilda Hughes Christensen When I finally had the courage to bear my testimony, I realized it had the power to help others. 61 My Journey from Alcoholism to Sobriety Gary LeRoy Evans How the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program helped me turn my life around. 72 Piano Playing and Prayer Heidi Owen On my first Sunday as pianist, I made so many mistakes that I could barely see through my tears. Departments We Talk of Christ 8 Visiting Teachers Led Me to Jesus Christ Jayne P. Bowers I loved associating with so many who exemplified virtuous womanhood. Serving in the Church 36 Leadership the Lord’s Way Craig Merrill Every calling brings blessings when we apply correct principles of leadership. 66 Latter-day Saint Voices 70 October Conference Notebook 73 Family Home Evening Ideas 74 News of the Church 79 In Other Church Magazines Until We Meet Again 80 Learning from the Expert George C. Robinson As a student surgeon, I always had someone more skilled at my side. As a child of God, I have the same opportunity. On the Cover Painting by Jeff Ward.