“Contents,” Liahona, Oct. 1996 Liahona October 1996 Volume 20, Number 10 Contents Features First Presidency Message: The Doorway of LovePresident Thomas S. Monson A Book for EvelineTeresa Wolf A Shield against EvilClyde J. Williams The Miracle of My ConversionGermaine Emilie Auchatraire-Gay Before the DawnLito Bañez Legaspi Ghana: A Household of FaithDon L. Searle Especially for Youth The Pocketknife A Positive NoteJana Bryner All in the FamilyLaury Livsey How to Prepare for a MissionCasey Null and Aaron Randall Buhler We Believe … Douglas J. Vermeeren Departments Comment Visiting Teaching Message: Run with Patience Mormon Message: Repentance Is Strong Soap The Friend Friend to FriendRebecca M. Taylor and Elder Han In Sang Sharing Time: Honest and Truthful at All TimesKaren Ashton For Little Friends“He First Loved Us” Lydia W. Wardell Brain Teasers Church Words and PhrasesLaura S. Shortridge Fiction: Walking AloneAnn Crowder Herrick The Signs of Christ’s Crucifixion On the cover: Fourteen years before the Church was established in Ghana, Joseph William Billy Johnson used the Book of Mormon to preach the gospel and prepare the way for the full-time missionaries. The flame that he helped light now shines brightly in the lives of more than 10,000 members in two stakes and five districts. (Cover photography by Don L. Searle.) Back cover: In the Accra Ghana Stake, the Tema Ward choir enjoys contributing to the spirit of sacrament meeting. The Christlike love radiated by many Ghanaian Latter-day Saints has a powerful effect on their friends and neighbors. Their example stands out because of the way the gospel shapes their responses to the challenges of life. See “Ghana: A Household of Faith,” page 34. (Cover photography by Don L. Searle.) Inside back cover: Abinadi Seals His Testimony, by Ron Crosby. After giving a stirring testimony of Jesus Christ, Book of Mormon prophet Abinadi was sentenced to be slain. “They took him and bound him, and scourged his skin with faggots, yea, even unto death. … And … he fell, having suffered death by fire; yea, having been put to death because he would not deny the commandments of God, having sealed the truth of his words by his death” (Mosiah 17:13, 20).