“Contents,” Ensign, July 2017 Contents July 2017 Volume 47 • Number 7 Messages First Presidency Message The Reward of Enduring Well By President Henry B. Eyring Visiting Teaching Message That They May Be One Young Adult Features The Only Thing That Saved Me By Shuho Takayama, as told to Richard Clark and Ana-Lisa Clark Mullen I was depressed and lonely. Would I ever be able to find true friends? Playing the Most Important Part By Annie McCormick Bonner I was so excited to have the lead in the play—until I read the script. Looking In, Turning Out By Margaret Willden Willes Even though I was shy, the Lord could use me as I was and teach me how to grow. Led to Answers By Howard M. Collett I prayed to know the truth, and the answers came through multiple people. Features On the Lord’s Side: Lessons from Zion’s Camp By Elder David A. Bednar Valuable lessons from this group who traveled 900 miles to help their fellow Saints. Religious Freedom Matters: What’s at Risk If we don’t raise our voices for the protection of religion, vital freedoms will be lost. Learning to Listen: The First Racially Integrated Branches in South Africa By Matt McBride and James Goldberg During apartheid, these Saints learned love for each other as they began to listen to, understand, and include each other. Healing the Beloved Country: The Faith of Julia Mavimbela By Matthew K. Heiss Despite tragedy in her life, Julia Mavimbela eventually found peace. Put the Savior First By Elder Robert C. Gay Taking the light of the Savior to others. Raising Our Son in a Partnership with God By Kami Crookston Caring for my son with severe ADHD seems like a never-ending trial. What was I to learn from it? Christlike Attributes: Kindness By Barbara A. Lewis Hearts will be softened and lives will be blessed as we seek to be kind. Desideria Yáñez: A Pioneer among Women By Clinton D. Christensen By following dreams and impressions, Desideria Yáñez found her most valued possession. An Adopted Son’s Family History Journey By Shane Clifford How could I do family history for the biological family I knew nothing about? The Real Miracle By Don L. Searle Paola’s healing was a miracle, but an even greater miracle was the way the Savior changed her family members’ hearts. The Bread and the Water What can we learn about the Savior through the emblems of the sacrament? Departments April 2017 Conference Notebook Teaching in the Savior’s Way: A Teacher Who Helps Save Souls By Brian Hansbrow Music: A Pioneering Heart By Janice Kapp Perry Friend Connection: Modesty—More Than a Dress Code Teaching the Proclamation to Children Portraits of Faith: Murilo Vicente Leite Ribeiro—Goiânia, Brazil Latter-day Saint Voices Until We Meet Again: They of the Last Wagon By President J. Reuben Clark Jr.