“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1982 Ensign January 1982 Volume 12 Number 1 Contents Special Features First Presidency Message: “Therefore I Was Taught”President Spencer W. Kimball President Gordon B. Hinckley: The Spiritual Sculpturing of a Righteous SoulElder Neal A. Maxwell A Class That Changes LivesLane Johnson Judah through the CenturiesAnn N. Madsen and Barnard N. Madsen Israel’s “Other Tribes”Vern G. Swanson The “Other Tribes”: Which Are They?John A. Tvedtnes How the Bible Came to Be: Part 1, A Testament Is EstablishedLenet H. Read Primary, 1982: A Conversation with the General Primary Presidency Sharmayn’s FarewellIsaac C. Ferguson We Put Our Experiences in PrintJanet Peterson When Disaster Strikes: Latter-day Saints Talk about PreparednessMarvin K. Gardner How I Got Involved in Community ServiceLinda L. Sutton Regular Features Mormon JournalPaul’s Pumpkins W. Paul HydeSustained through Fire Stephen CherrySwearing Off Swear Words Kent H. Roberts Mirthright Speaking Today: “This Is Life Eternal”Elder F. Enzio Busche PoetryStepping-Stones DeLynn DeckerPush Me to the Sky Ron Woods Random Sampler Sharing News of the Church On the cover: Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten. See page 6 for a special article on President Gordon B. Hinckley. Inside front cover: Our missionaries are going forth to different nations; … the standard of truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done. —Joseph Smith, Jr.(History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4:540) Inside back cover: Elijah Ascending into Heaven, by William Henry Margetson, 27″ by 19″, watercolor, 1907. Located in the Church Historical Department.