“Contents,” Ensign, July 1985, 1EnsignJuly 1985Volume 15 Number 7ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: How Rare a Possession—The ScripturesPresident Spencer W. KimballPresident Kimball’s Vision of Missionary WorkPresident Ezra Taft BensonSome Thoughts about Personal FreedomRobert M. WilkesTithing Comes FirstMette Hansen LawCostumes and Small MiraclesGail ArgetsingerReady for the WorkNina Hull“It’s True! This Is the Word of God!”Geraldine Pigott GoldingVirginia Cutler—Her Heart Is Where the Home IsCynthia M. GardnerKayaks and a Family MemoryJack R. JenkinsEncouragement in Marriage—More Than Just WordsW. Scott and Marcia Flanders StornettaThe Restoration of Priesthood Keys on Easter 1836, Part 2: Symbolism of Passover and of Elijah’s ReturnJohn P. PrattHappily Prepared Ever AfterMarilynne LinfordRegular FeaturesI Have a QuestionDean C. JesseeRobert J. MatthewsHandbook for Families: Teaching ObedienceMormon JournalSong of Rescue Gary Loren McCallisterRemember the Sabbath Day Julia B. WinsorThe Chaplain’s Authority Victor W. MatthewsHe Works through His Children Pauline BaxterPortraitsRoy Darley: Missionary Work Is His Forte Nancy CuretonEva Woolstenhulme: Grandma and Friend Laurie Williams SowbyRandom SamplerSharingMirthright: The Law of the Harvest: Ignorance Is No ExcuseDon L. SearleCommentNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Illustrated by Larry Winborg.Inside front cover: The Twelve Apostles, 1835, by Del Parson, 24″ by 24″, oil on canvas, 1979.On 14 February 1835, Joseph Smith called a conference of all priesthood brethren living “within a reasonable distance” of Kirtland. At this meeting, the Quorum of the Twelve was called according to a revelation given several years earlier. (See D&C 18.) The members, most of whom participated in Zion’s Camp, included Lyman E. Johnson, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, David W. Patten, Luke S. Johnson, William E. McLellin, John F. Boynton, Orson Pratt, William Smith, Thomas B. Marsh, and Parley P. Pratt. Seniority was determined by age, making 35-year-old Thomas B. Marsh president of the quorum.Inside back cover: Lay Priesthood, by Del Parson, 24″ by 18″, oil on canvas, 1979.Peter, James, and John restored the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in 1829. Since that time, worthy adult male members of the Church have received that priesthood and its accompanying powers and blessings by the laying on of hands.