“Contents,” Ensign, December 2014, 1–3 Contents December 2014 Volume 44 • Number 12 Messages First Presidency Message 4 Fill the World with Christ’s Love President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visiting Teaching Message 7 The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Prince of Peace Young Adult Features 12 Life More Abundant Mindy Anne Leavitt How young adults can avoid selling their lives short and instead cultivate an abundant life. 16 The Answer to All the Hard Questions R. Val Johnson If doubts start to seep into your heart, remember these five principles. 20 My Most Miserable Favorite Christmas Laurel Teuscher My missionary companion helped me see a different purpose in our trials that Christmas. Features 22 The Reality of Christmas Bishop Gary E. Stevenson Let us recognize that the babe born in Bethlehem is the real Redeemer. 26 A Christmas Change of Heart Janice Porter Hayes The kindness of a humble family opens the eyes and warms the heart of a homesick missionary. 28 Poem: Light Elin Roberts A new star witnesses that Light has come into the world. 29 A Broken Sheep and a Contrite Spirit Margaret McDowell Davis I realized that I was like the broken sheep of my Nativity set. 30 Stand as a Witness Stephanie Suzanne Robertson Chances to share the gospel may come unexpectedly, and we need to be ready. 32 Helping Others Find Faith in Christ Elder L. Tom Perry You can strengthen your faith now and help others return to a solid foundation of faith in the Savior. 38 The Savior and the Sacrament David L. Beck “This do in remembrance of me,” said the Savior as He instituted the sacrament. 40 Angels We Have Heard David A. Edwards We seem to hear a lot about angels this time of year, but what do we really know about them? 46 Pioneers in Every Land: The Church in Sweden—Growth, Emigration, and Strength Inger Höglund Despite the obstacles, the Lord is hastening His work in this beautiful country. 52 Staying Connected Karen Sandberg Woodson My husband’s military service sometimes takes him away from home, but we’ve learned some ways to keep our family connected. 56 The Lost 500 Years: From Malachi to John the Baptist S. Kent Brown and Richard Neitzel Holzapfel What happened in the years between the Old and New Testaments? 62 Nurturing Testimonies by Nurturing Readers Dawan Coombs Here are four ways parents and teachers can help members who struggle with reading. 66 Lessons from the Sacred Grove Elder Marlin K. Jensen By observing growth patterns of trees, we can learn how to keep ourselves firmly rooted in eternal truths. 72 Sheet Music: Does He Remember? Janice Kapp Perry A song for the season. 74 Sharing the Gift Help sweep the earth with this Christmas message. Departments 8 What We Believe: Tithing Helps Build Up the Kingdom of God 10 Reflections: A Christmas Miracle Lindsay Alder 11 Old Testament Prophets: Malachi 76 Latter-day Saint Voices 80 Until We Meet Again: I Know That He Lives Elder Melvin J. Ballard Jesus is our resurrected Lord, and He invites us all to come unto Him.