August 2021 Welcome to This IssueThe Power of the PriesthoodAn introduction to the current issue of the magazine, emphasizing the theme of the priesthood. The Church Is HereRiga, LatviaAn overview of Church growth in Latvia. Hear HimPoster with image of Christ and a scripture. Dallin H. OaksAuthority, Ordinances, and PreparationThough surrounded by challenges, we trust in the blessings God has promised those who keep His commandments and prepare. Gospel BasicsThe Priesthood Is God’s PowerFundamental teachings about the priesthood and its blessings. Sheldon MartinStrive to Be—a Pattern for Growth and Mental and Emotional WellnessThe Children and Youth program can help us all become more like the Savior. Heather Nelson and Derek Willis HageyHow Do I Support a Child Who Is Feeling Depressed?Here are signs of depression to watch for and three ways to help a struggling child. Ministering PrinciplesMinistering with Mental Health in MindWe can share the Savior’s love with those who live with mental and emotional health challenges. Merrilee Browne BoyackBuilding a Spiritual and Temporal RefugePhysical preparation and spiritual preparation have a lot in common. Early Women of the RestorationPatricia Lemmon SpilsburyFrom Sewing Society to Relief SocietyA highlight from the life of Margaret Cook, whose actions helped lead to the Prophet Joseph Smith organizing the Relief Society. Come, Follow Me Receiving Godly PowerHelp for your study of Doctrine and Covenants 84. Knowing How and What We WorshipHelp for your study of Doctrine and Covenants 93. Matthew S. HollandProphecy of War, Prescription for PeaceDoctrine and Covenants 87 is a witness of the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith and an appeal for us to stand in holy places. J. Ward MoodyThe Light of ChristHelp for your study of Doctrine and Covenants 88 For ParentsTeaching about the Priesthood and PreparednessIdeas for how parents can use the Church magazines in teaching their children. Aging FaithfullyChristy MonsonGoals for the Young at HeartA senior member of the Church sets goals following the subjects and patterns used in the Children and Youth program. Latter-day Saint Voices Kerry OwenAre You Two Sisters?The young boy’s question caught me by surprise and taught me an important lesson. Winning a DebateI learned that God’s love for us is not based on our schooling, employment, or ability to win a debate. Brian ZimmermanTennis Shoes in the TempleWould others judge me the way I had unfairly judged another? Digital Only Portraits of FaithGregorio Gutiérrez FernándezThe Lord Healed MeA member in Bolivia shares how joining the Church has blessed his life. Early Women of the RestorationPatricia Lemmon SpilsburyMargaret Cook: Wide Awake to Her DutyThe efforts of Margaret Cook helped lead to the founding of the Relief Society. Nicole NehrenWhy I Keep the Word of Wisdom When I’m Repeatedly Faced with TemptationA woman shares how she is able to keep the Word of Wisdom despite temptation. Marjorie CornillezHow Can I Progress on the Covenant Path While I’m Single?A narrative from a single adult who shares how you can progress on the covenant path while you’re single. Lara DeppeWhat Infertility and Being Single Taught Me about God’s Eternal PromisesA woman shares what she learned about faith as a result of being unable to have children. Stephen Dunham and Lily Sparks DunhamWhat We’ve Learned as Caregivers to Loved Ones with Dementia and Alzheimer’s DiseaseA couple shares their experience of caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Young Adults Chakell Wardleigh HerbertStrengthening My Relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus ChristApplying these practical ideas helped me see my relationship with Heavenly Father and the Savior as real, powerful, and precious. Marcus GrantFinding Spiritual Support after Joining the Church AloneHeavenly Father sent angels to strengthen me when I was feeling alone. More for You!See what other digital articles are included this month for young adults. Digital Only: Young Adults Natalie Clay3 Insights into Building a Firm Foundation in MarriageA marriage expert shares tips for building a firm foundation in marriage. Marianna BártfaiThe Blessings of Connecting with AncestorsA narrative from a young adult in Hungary about the importance of family history work and the affect it has had on her life. Eric B. MurdockKindness: Something the Whole World NeedsA young adult shares about the power of kindness. Margaret Willes4 Ways to Access the Power of Positive CommunicationA young adult shares four ways to access the power of positive communication. Name withheldImproving My Relationship with My In-Laws—and MyselfA woman shares how she was able to improve a difficult relationship with her mother-in-law by relying on Jesus Christ. Emily AbelHow Do I Honor My Father and Mother as a Young Adult?An article discussing ways young adults can honor their parents. Emily Taylor and Tyler MartinLiving in Harmony with Our RoommatesFive tips to help you have a harmonious relationship with your roommates. Molly Holt3 Steps to Better Communication for Stronger RelationshipsA young adult offers tips from the scriptures for better communication and stronger relationships. Blessings of the Word of WisdomAn infographic highlighting the benefits of the Word of Wisdom. Africa Central Local Pages The Faith to be Self-Reliant African Saints: Examples to the World of Love, Joy and Faith in Christ Meet the Sisters Who Have Just Been Called as Area Organisation Advisers Africa South Local Pages African Saints: Examples to the World of Love, Joy and Faith in Christ Meet the Sisters Who Have Just Been Called as Area Organisation Advisers ‘And Then They Announced That We Were Getting a Temple in Beira!’ ‘Prayers Do Get Answered, No Matter When’ Africa West Local Pages Love, Share, and Invite Online Training at Accra Ghana MTC Latter-day Saint Charities Donates to the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria Welfare and Self-reliance Success Story Australia Local Pages Trust and Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement Is This Where I Want to Be? Volunteers Help Deaf Children in Fijian Community Latter-day Saints Take Part in Tongan National Prayer and Fasting Day Church Gives Digitized Family History Records to American Samoan Government and People Caribbean Local Pages Hear, Listen and Act Elder Eduardo Gavarret Elder Jorge M. Alvarado Elder Moisés Villanueva New Area Seventies Area Organization Advisers New Zealand Local Pages Trust and Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement A Walk to His House Volunteers Help Deaf Children in Fijian Community Religious Founders’ Day Speakers Address ‘Unity Among Nations’ and How It Relates to Kindness Church Gives Digitized Family History Records to American Samoan Government and People United Kingdom/Ireland Local Pages Hear Him Gift of Time A Higher Law Service Missions—A Year On Mission Medication Mayhem and Jell-O My Dream about the Gathering of Israel Young Author Helps Children Diagnosed with Diabetes Sewing to Serve Ireland’s Church Assistant Communication Director Virtual Tag Bringing the Bible to Life through Yoga Karen Giles Wins Third Place in STOTY Competition United States and Canada Section In the NewsA highlight from the ministry of one of our Church leaders. Blessings of Self-RelianceMichael R. MorrisThe Importance of PreparationLatter-day Saints are blessed to be led by prophets and apostles who have taught the importance of preparation and self-reliance. Ronnie DanielWhen Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Hit HomeInformation and guidance for those who have loved ones dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. LaJean Purcell CarruthWeaving Emma’s TableclothMaking a tablecloth for one of the Church’s historic sites taught me that our efforts and intents are of utmost importance. William K. JacksonThe Lord’s Law of HealthElder Jackson teaches that the Word of Wisdom is much more than just a list of don’ts. It also contains a wealth of positive counsel. PoemMarsha K. AultA Different Kind of Sabbath WorshipA poem about the experience of Sabbath worship at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.