Making the Most of This Issue


Focus on Fathers and Families

  • What happens when a young fast-track executive’s wife becomes desperately ill and he has to rethink his priorities? See how one man’s life was changed, p. 8.

  • Want to be successful as a father? Counsel from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles points out the path in “Father, Consider Your Ways,” a classic message, p. 12. Follow up with succinct thoughts on fatherhood from several presidents of the Church, p. 17.

  • An Old Testament story teaches of a father’s responsibility to lead and discipline, p. 18.

  • To teach children that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers, try reading and discussing “The Faith of a Child,” p. 69.

  • Flexibility is a key to holding regular, productive family home evenings. Four tips on p. 73 show you how.

A Better Missionary—You

  • How can you share the gospel with family members or friends who seem uninterested? Latter-day Saints in wards from Melbourne to Calgary and Toledo offer their ideas, p. 49.

  • Are you sensitive to the personal values, heritage, and feelings of others when you try to share the gospel? An Area Authority Seventy suggests some points to consider, p. 52.

Yes, He Is in the Old Testament

Have you ever searched and searched for something that seemed hidden, only to find it right in front of you? Finding Jesus Christ in the Old Testament can be like that. See p. 24.

More Blessings of Family History

  • Recording a personal history provided a means of mending a troubled relationship for one member. See p. 68.

  • You’ve got mail—and a journal at the same time if you save your e-mails to relatives and friends far away. Learn more on p. 73.

A Garden for All Seasons

Produce from your garden—in February? You can enjoy garden produce year-round. Learn how on p. 72.

Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers

Find the monthly messages on p. 2 and p. 67.

Did You Know?

A wide variety of gospel study or learning materials are available for members with disabilities, and they can be ordered on-line. Log on to the Church’s Web site, www.lds.org, click on Order Church Materials, then Individual Shoppers, then Materials for Those with Disabilities. You will be able to select from materials for the hearing impaired, intellectually impaired, or visually and physically impaired. These materials can also be ordered from Church distribution centers or through the Church Materials Catalog available in local wards and branches.