“Contents,” Ensign, Sept. 1976, 1EnsignSeptember 1976 Volume 6 Number 9ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: How Rare a Possession—the Scriptures!President Spencer W. KimballDaddy, Donna, and NephiJeffrey R. HollandIt Begins with a Family: Some Major Teachings in the First Half of the Book of MormonArthur R. BassettThey Came from Jerusalem: Some Old World Perspectives on the Book of MormonJohn W. WelchIn Search of Lehi’s Trail—Part 1: The PreparationLynn M. and Hope A. HiltonBook of Mormon Chronology ChartFather Lehi: Prophet and PatriarchMarshall R. CraigNephi, a Universal ManAllen E. BerginGold Plates and Printer’s InkRichard Lloyd AndersonChanges in Early Texts of the Book of MormonStan LarsonRegular FeaturesMormon JournalA South Dakota Swede and the Book of Mormon Gerald E. JonesShe Dreamed She Was Reading Lucetta Maria Marler Atkinson“Now I Wake Early” Helen M. MillerIt Taught Me the Bible John F. HeidenreichAlma 32 Changed My Disposition—and My Life E. James BarberiThe W and I Arthur G. PledgerI Have a QuestionJeffrey R. HollandBruce D. BlumellMonte S. NymanChurch Policies and AnnouncementsNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Scenes from “In Search of Lehi’s Trail” (see page 32)Front: Ancient King’s Highway in Jordan (Photography by Lynn M. Hilton.)Back: South Arabian oasis (Photography by Gerald Silver.)Inside front cover: Truth Shall Spring out of the Earth was painted as a mural in the old Eleventh Ward chapel, University Stake (Salt Lake City), in 1914, by Lewis A. Ramsey. It depicts the angel Moroni delivering the plates of the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith on September 22, 1827. An outstanding Utah artist, Brother Ramsey died on May 11, 1941, in Los Angeles.Inside back cover: David O. McKayMinerva Teichert PaintingsFeatured in this issue are paintings and portraits by Minerva Teichert, a Wyoming ranchwife and professional artist who made a remarkable contribution to Mormon and Western painting while raising a large family. Other paintings will be featured throughout the next two years, and a biographical article in December will feature Sister Teichert.