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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Change in Advisers to the Church Magazines Noted in May 2018 Ensign

Hello again, everyone! In my previous post, I shared some information about the May 2018 Ensign. This post, in somewhat of a continuation of that theme, will highlight some changes that the Church has made to the advisers of its' magazines.

There have not been any changes noted in either the editor (Elder Hugo E. Martinez continues in that assignment) or assistant editors (Randall K. Bennett and Carol F. McConkie are still listed, though obviously Sister McConkie's release will necessitate a change, which will likely be noted in the June magazines).

And while Brian K. Ashton, LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., Edward Dube, Sharon Eubank, Donald L. Hallstrom, and Douglas D. Holmes continue as advisers to the Church magazines, Bonnie H. Cordon's call as Young Women General President means she will no longer serve as an adviser, since she now has other responsibilities, and it appears that the Church has also released Elder Erich W. Kopischke from his responsibility as an adviser. Additionally, Cristina B. Franco, Second Counselor in the Primary General Presidency, has been added as an adviser.

No word yet on any other changes. It is likely there will be a new assistant editor, who will likely be one of Sister Cordon's counselors, and that that will be determined by the time the June magazines are published. Any other changes may not be identified until the August 2018 issue, since August 1 marks the beginning of new assignments for each General Authority Seventy.

That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in everything you do.

PDF Version of May 2018 Ensign is Now Available; Results of My Predictions for Its' Table of Contents

Hello again, everyone! I am pleased to report that the PDF version of the May 2018 Ensign is now available to download, which can be done here. Those who have a subscription to the Ensign should receive their paper copies within the first or second week of May.

With the PDF version now available, we now know what its' actual table of contents looks like. As many of you might recall, in a post about a week or so ago, I shared my thoughts on how it might look. You will find below another copy of that, with the differing content in parentheses. I should mention that in my version of it, I did not allow space for the statistical report, which appears on the first page following the concluding address from President Nelson, and I had also forgotten that the Church is devoting several pages at the back of the conference Ensign to the new curriculum for Elders' Quorums and Relief Societies.

In an interesting move, the layout of this Ensign will include the Church Auditing Department Report in a two-column spread on a page that is the middle of The Sustaining of Church Officers which was led by President Oaks during the Saturday Afternoon Session.

The copy of the table of contents I put together follows, with differences between my version and the actual one in parentheses. That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in everything you do.


Possible Table of Contents for the May 2018 Ensign
Session
Page
Title
Speaker

2
Conference Summary for the 188th Annual General Conference


4
Highlights from the 188th Annual General Conference

SAM
6
Solemn Assembly
President Henry B. Eyring

9
Precious Gifts from God
President M. Russell Ballard

13 (12)
Am I a Child of God?
Elder Brian K. Taylor

16 (15)
Even As Christ Forgives You, So Also Do Ye
Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk

19 (17)
The Heart of a Prophet
Elder Gary E. Stevenson

23 (21)
Until Seventy Times Seven
Elder Lynn G. Robbins

26 (24)
The Prophet of God
Elder Neil L. Andersen
SAA
30 (28)
The Sustaining of Church Officers
President Dallin H. Oaks

32 (29)
Church Auditing Department Report, 2017
Robert W. Cantwell

33 (30)
Meek and Lowly of Heart
Elder David A. Bednar

37 (34)
One More Day
Elder Taylor G. Godoy

39 (36)
Young Women in the Work
Bonnie L. Oscarson

42 (39)
Saving Ordinances Will Bring Us Marvelous Light
Elder Taniela B. Wakolo

45 (42)
Teaching in the Home—a Joyful and Sacred Responsibility
Devin G. Durrant

48 (46)
Family History and Temple Work: Sealing and Healing
Elder Dale G. Renlund
SPH
52 (50)
What Every Aaronic Priesthood Holder Needs to Understand
Douglas D. Holmes

55 (54)
Introductory Remarks
President Russell M. Nelson

56 (55)
The Elders’ Quorum
Elder D. Todd Christofferson

59 (58)
Behold! A Royal Army
Elder Ronald A. Rasband

62 (61)
Inspired Ministering
President Henry B. Eyring

65
The Powers of the Priesthood
President Dallin H. Oaks

68
Ministering with the Power and Authority of God
President Russell M. Nelson
SUM
76 (75)
Take the Holy Spirit As Your Guide
Elder Larry Y. Wilson

79 (78)
With One Accord
Reyna I. Aburto

82 (81)
Pure Love: the Sign of Every True Disciple
Elder Massimo De Feo

85 (83)
He That Shall Endure unto the End, the Same Shall Be Saved
Elder Claudio D. Zivic

88 (86)
His Spirit to Be with You
President Henry B. Eyring

92 (89)
Small and Simple Things
President Dallin H. Oaks

96 (93)
Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives
President Russell M. Nelson
SUA
101 (97)
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Elder Gerrit W. Gong

103 (98)
Prophets Speak by the Power of the Holy Spirit
Elder Ulisses Soares

105 (100)
Ministering
President Russell M. Nelson

106 (101)
“Be With and Strengthen Them”
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

110 (104)
Ministering as the Savior Does
Jean B. Bingham

113
Behold the Man!
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

117 (111)
It Is All about People
Bishop Gerald Causse

120 (114)
Prepare to Meet God
Elder Quentin L. Cook

124 (118)
Let Us All Press On
President Russell M. Nelson





72
General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


(119)
(Statistical Report)


126
They Spoke to Us: Making Conference Part of Our Lives
(Not included in this Ensign)

128 (120)
Conference Story Index


129
(121)
News of the Church, including new leader biographies, an overview of the announced policy and practice changes, new temples, and any other general Church news


(137)
(Come Follow Me—For Elders’ Quorum and Relief Society)


144
Last Page of Conference Ensign




Houston Texas Temple Will Be Privately Rededicated Tomorrow

Hello again, everyone! This will just be a quick post to note that the Houston Texas Temple will be privately rededicated in a single session tomorrow. President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is set to preside at that event. If this is any indication, then we will likely see President Nelson share responsibilities for dedications and rededications with his counselors and senior members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It will be interesting to see how all of that unfolds for however long President Nelson's prophetic administration lasts.

That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in everything you do.