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Monday, October 23, 2017

Blog Report: How My Projected Version of the November 2017 Ensign Table of Contents Compared with the Actual Result

Hello again, everyone! Now that the PDF version of the November 2017 Ensign is available for all to see, I thought I would post about how the projected table of contents I put together compares to the actual thing. I hope this information may prove interesting to at least some of you. Any comments are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish you all the best.

Possible Table of Contents for the November 2017 Ensign (Parentheses indicate actual page numbers and content.)

Conference Summary for the 187th Semiannual General Conference


Highlights from the 186th Semiannual General Conference

8 (6)
Turn On Your Light
Sharon Eubank

11 (10)
Abiding in God and Repairing the Breach
Neill F. Marriott

14 (13)
Value beyond Measure
Joy D. Jones

17 (16)
Three Sisters
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
22 (21)
A Yearning for Home
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

26 (25)
The Needs before Us
Bonnie L. Oscarson

The Plan and the Proclamation
Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“I Have a Work for Thee”
Elder John C. Pingree Jr.

35 (36)
The Living Bread Which Came Down from Heaven
Elder D. Todd Christofferson

39 (40)
Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
The Sustaining of Church Officers
President Henry B. Eyring

45 (44)
Spiritual Eclipse
Elder Gary E. Stevenson

49 (48)
Repentance Is Always Positive
Stephen W. Owen

52 (51)
The Eternal Everyday
Elder Quentin L. Cook

56 (55)
By Divine Design
Elder Ronald A. Rasband

60 (58)
The Heart of the Widow
Elder O. Vincent Haleck

62 (60)
The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life be Like Without It?
President Russell M. Nelson
67 (64)
The Priesthood and the Savior’s Atoning Power
Elder Dale G. Renlund

70 (68)
The Truth of All Things
Elder David F. Evans

77 (75)
Earning the Trust of the Lord and Your Family
Elder Richard J. Maynes

79 (78)
Bearers of Heavenly Light
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

82 (81)
The Lord Leads His Church
President Henry B. Eyring
That Your Joy Might Be Full
Jean B. Bingham

87 (88)
Has the Day of Miracles Ceased?
Elder Donald L. Hallstrom

Exceeding Great & Precious Promises
Elder David A. Bednar

Turn to the Lord
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell

Lord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be Opened
Elder W. Craig Zwick

Fear Not To Do Good
President Henry B. Eyring
The Trek Continues!
Elder M. Russell Ballard

God’s Compelling Witness: The Book of Mormon
Tad R. Callister

109 (110)
Apart, but Still One
Elder Joni L. Koch

111 (112)
Do We Trust Him? Hard Is Good
Elder Stanley G. Ellis

114 (115)
Essential Truths—Our Need to Act
Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella

116 (117)
Seek Ye Out of the Best Books
Elder Ian S. Ardern

118 (119)
Love One Another as He Has Loved Us
Elder Jose L. Alonso

121 (122)
The Voice of the Lord
Elder Neil L. Andersen

General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Conference Story Index

In Memoriam: Elder Robert D. Hales
[Not included in this Ensign; such a tribute will be included as a supplemental publication accompanying the Ensign]

They Spoke To Us: Making General Conference Part of Our Lives
[Not included in this Ensign]

News of the Church
132: Report of General Conference [Not included in this Ensign]
133 [126]: Juan A. Uceda/Patrick Kearon
134 [127-136]: Other Church News (Temple Updates, etc.)
[Help in Times of Trouble; Three Temples Dedicated; Prophets, Apostles Minister Worldwide; Resources for the Hearing Impaired; New Scripture Translations; Missionary Training Centers; Sister Bingham at the United Nations]

Come Follow Me—For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society (Introduction to and Instructions for New Curriculum)
[A New Direction for Sunday Meetings; Come Follow Me—For Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society; What Is Different; First Sunday Council Meetings; Second and Third Sunday Meetings; Fourth Sunday Meetings]

Last page of General Conference Ensign

NOTE: When putting this together originally, I had forgotten that the Church would be including a supplement to the Ensign to honor the life of Elder Robert D. Hales. The days when mentions of apostolic deaths are made in the regular magazines are passed. Just wanted to note that..             

Additional Temple Update: Progress noted in Lisbon Portugal

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to report a development that came to my attention recently. Progress was noted on the Lisbon Portugal Temple. With the main floor poured, pouring is underway for the second floor of that temple. In the meantime, meetinghouse cladding continues. What an amazing time we live in, where reported progress on temples can even occur in a matter of hours. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to note such updates here. Any comments on this are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each of you all the best.

Pictures and Videos Released by the Church for Meridian Idaho and Cedar City Utah Temples

Hello, everyone! For those of us who are not within a reasonable driving distance from both the Meridian Idaho and Cedar City Utah Temples, the Church has allowed us to vicariously be part of that experience through sharing video and pictures of what both temples look like on the interior and exterior. Click here for that information on Meridian, and here for the information on Cedar City. Enjoy! Comments are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time, and may the Lord bless you all in all that you do.

More Temple News

Hello again, everyone! Hope you are all well today. I wanted to pass on some temple news that, to me, is significant. I hope that many of you may find this information interesting. Let's dive right in to that subject.

First of all, while open house tours continue for the Meridian Idaho Temple, the Cedar City Utah Temple, where open house tours will begin this Friday, is currently having media and VIP tours. That was great to find out about.

Secondly, there has been a change in the sconstruction status of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. It has now been noted that the cladding for the tower is being added, and that the shingling is being completed for the housing facility. Based on that new information, and on the fact that the Rome Italy temple has not progressed in a while, I am wondering how likely it is that Barranquilla could be the last temple dedicated next year, while Rome is pushed back into 2019. We know that Rome has experienced delays during its lengthy construction period. It is interesting to think about. Please let me know your thoughts on that.

Aside from that, and noting that the Church's main site for the Asuncion Paraguay Temple still does not mention its closure, which was originally anticipated to happen this upcoming Sunday, there have not been any other developments of any kind in terms of temple news.

That does it for this post. Any comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time, and may the Lord bless you all in all that you do.