On the cover

French ambassador joins in Washington DC Temple lighting ceremony.

In a setting of Christmas lights, the annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional was held in the Conference Center Dec. 7. Members of the First Presidency shared heartfelt testimonies of the wondrous birth of the Savior. These messages, and music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, set a spiritual tone for the upcoming holidays. Reports of their addresses are on pages 3-4.