“Contents,” Ensign, January 2019 Contents January 2019 Volume 49 • Number 1 Contents Symbols in the New Testament We can find meaning in the objects, culture, history, and places in the New Testament. Portraits of Faith: Phan Phon—Phnom Penh, Cambodia The day after the fire, we knelt to pray and asked the Lord to show us the way and bless us to be able to find a new home. Ministering Principles: The Purpose That Will Change Our Ministering There are many things we can do to bring people to Christ as we minister. Mary, the Mother of Jesus By Gaye Strathearn There is much we can learn from Mary’s example of faith and dedication. John, the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved By Eric D. Huntsman Like the Apostle John, we can become beloved disciples of Jesus Christ. Developing the Faith to Reap By Elder Wilford W. Andersen Faith is more than just acting; it’s aligning our will with God’s. Reflections: Trusting God By Angela Hess Reading about Sariah’s trial of faith helped me find peace during a time of stress and worry. Serving in the Church: Service—the Best Medicine By Camila Godoy Forgetting myself in service rejuvenated my spirit. The Miraculous Mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith By President Dallin H. Oaks Firsthand witnesses and legal documents help us understand Joseph’s character and what he was able to accomplish throughout his life. Women in the New Testament: Elisabeth By Aspen Stander Elisabeth’s faith and empathy provide an example that we can follow today. My Conference Notebook: October 2018 General Conference Revisit some key statements and themes from the last general conference. Senior Missionary Service Made Simple By Margot Hovley The Church has launched a new website that will make it easier than ever to learn the perfect way for seniors to serve. All Who Have a Desire to Serve By Sally Palmer Whether as a proselyting missionary or a service missionary, every young man or woman who desires to serve can do so. Entering the Gate of Heaven By Elder Mark A. Bragg If we prepare properly, the blessings of the temple can be ours. Teaching Teens and Younger Children: Talking about Testimonies Discover ways to teach your children, simply and clearly, about faith and testimonies. Be Strong and of a Good Courage By Elder Weatherford T. Clayton Learn of five milestones we can achieve if we choose to be strong and courageous. Latter-day Saint Voices Investigators falling from the trees; urgent feasting upon the word of God; finding money; a furnace running on faith. Until We Meet Again: Why I Honor My Father By Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis Even before I was born, my father blessed my life with his courageous decision to be baptized. Young Adults Taking care of our mental and emotional health is vital to maintaining a balanced and joyful life. Check out this month’s articles on emotional self-reliance.