“Contents,” Ensign, Apr. 1979, 1EnsignApril 1979 Volume 9 Number 4ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: On My HonorPresident Spencer W. KimballHopeArthur R. BassettThe Preparatory PriesthoodMarvin K. GardnerTeaching—At Home and ChurchNapa Valley Sisters and Sex EducationSharon ElwellThe Way It Looks Today: A Camera Tour of Church History Sites in MissouriZion’s Camp March from Ohio to Missouri, 1834Stanley B. Kimball“Like Gold Seven Times Purified”: Early Saints in MissouriLavina Fielding AndersonMissouri’s Impact on the ChurchMax H ParkinMissouri MythsGraham W. DoxeyRegular FeaturesSpeaking TodayThe Teacher’s Divine Commission Elder Bruce R. McConkieI Have a QuestionMalcolm S. JeppsenLaurel Thatcher UlrichSherry DowningDiscovery: Translation—with a Little Help from Our ComputersRandom SamplerMirthrightKeeping PaceCommentNews of the ChurchOn the cover: At this Crooked River site, Mormon militia under David W. Patten and state militia under Samuel Bogart clashed in a predawn battle, 25 October 1838. Elder Patten, a member of the Council of the Twelve, was fatally wounded in the encounter. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.Inside front cover: Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem, by Grant Romney Clawson, enlarged reproduction of an original by Harry Anderson, oil on canvas, 112″ by 95″, Temple Square Visitors’ Center North.Inside back cover: An aerial view of the temple lot in Independence, Missouri, looking west toward Kaw township. It was in Kaw township that Bishop Edward Partridge distributed Church lands to the gathering Saints in the early 1830s, putting the law of consecration into practice. The cluster of tall buildings on the horizon, twelve miles from the temple lot, is the business center of Kansas City, Missouri. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.