“Contents,” Ensign, June 1975, 1EnsignJune 1975Volume 5 Number 6ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: The Example of AbrahamPresident Spencer W. KimballMissionary Work Begins at Home: A Conversation with Elder S. Dilworth Young, President of the First Council of the SeventyReally Getting Together: Your Family ReunionAlma HeatonThe Summer of My ContentElaine CannonThe Successful “Successor”Joe J. ChristensenThat Powerful Ordinance, the SacramentRobert C. BennionThe Saints in FloridaEleanor Knowles72 CoilsAlma YatesAfter DivorceMy Ward Went the Extra Several Miles Marilyn ArnoldContinuing As a Whole Person Joset F. WesternCalled to Lead WomenAlice Colton Smith“Joy in Every Minute”: An Interview with Sister Barbara B. SmithReport on the South American ConferenceLarry HillerRegular FeaturesI Have a QuestionRichard L. AndersonLindsay R. CurtisJ. Lewis TaylorMormon JournalSunburns and Saddlesores Theodore B. ChristensenVacation to Nauvoo Armand T. WhiteheadRetreat for Two Ann C. StewartDiscovery: Church Acquires Historical DocumentsPoetry and Other VerseJune 28, 1844 Sandra PetreeCircle after Circle Linda SillitoeThe Silent Places Jay A. ParryRandom SamplerMirthrightCommentKeeping PacePersonal Interview Procedure Strengthens Priesthood Home TeachingPrimary: Meeting the Needs of Handicapped ChildrenSpeaking TodayOnly an Elder Elder Bruce R. McConkieNews of the ChurchJoseph Smith Preaches to the LamanitesInside back cover: Joseph Smith Preaches to the Lamanites by C. C. A. Christensen.It is reasonable that from its earliest time The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would take the gospel to the Indians, for the Book of Mormon is a record concerning their people. Although the first missionaries to the Lamanites were called in the fall of 1830, the accompanying painting depicts an historic meeting of the Prophet Joseph Smith and a large company of Sac and Fox Indians who crossed the Mississippi River to Nauvoo on August 12, 1841, to meet him.“At the landing, I was introduced by Brother Hyrum to them,” the Prophet records, “and after salutations, I conducted them to the meeting grounds in the grove, and instructed them in many things which the Lord had revealed unto me concerning their fathers, and the promises that were made concerning them in the Book of Mormon. …” (History of the Church 4:401.)In the painting, the Prophet Joseph, holds a Book of Mormon in his hand. The painter, C. C. A. Christensen (1831–1912), was a Danish convert who, with his young bride, pushed a handcart across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley in 1857. A dedicated servant of the Lord all his days, he carried on lecture tours a panorama of Church history paintings which were sewn together and unrolled as he explained the gospel. One of the scenes in his panorama was this one depicting the Lamanites.