January 1982

“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1982


January 1982

Volume 12 Number 1

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.