“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 1987, 1EnsignFebruary 1987 Volume 17 Number 2ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: Valiant in the Testimony of JesusPresident Ezra Taft BensonEzekiel’s Sticks and the Gathering of IsraelKeith MeservyLinks in the Chain of GoodGiles H. Florence, Jr.What’s Family Home Evening for, Anyway?Parables of MercyRichard Lloyd AndersonDrawn Out in Prayer ContinuallyJames T. DukeGospel Seeds in Scottish SoilBreck England“I Want a Dad Too!”Kay S. WesleySand and Sea and the Gospel Net: Art of Clark Kelley PriceA Look at Popular Romance Fiction (Confessions of an English Teacher)Marilyn ArnoldHow to Unite a Step-familyJeffry H. LarsonJim and Mary Morgan—Building a “Super” MarriageVirginia M. de HartBaboe Kit’s GiftKitty de Ruyter and Kathie Johnston BroughRegular FeaturesMormon JournalThe Music Worked Magic Susan Arrington HillThey Expected Last Rites Richard L. EmeryIn His Father’s Shoes Lorna Barnhart BurnettHandbook for Families: Teaching Children about Friends and FriendshipThe Visiting Teacher: The Pursuit of Learning: A Lifelong ProcessPortraitsTrevor Beatson: A Policeman at the Pulpit Mervyn DykesMiriam Giron: Still a Missionary in Guatemala Don L. SearleDorothy Varney: Seasons of Success Robert McGrawRandom SamplerChristopher StoriesScripture Study While You WaitMaking a Family Archive“What Do We Need at the Store?”Speaking Today: CriticismElder Dallin H. OaksNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Illustrated by Robert Barrett.Inside front cover: The Manti Temple, by Al Rounds, 24″ by 34″, watercolor, 1986. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stephens. The Manti Temple is located on a hill overlooking Utah’s Sanpete Valley, 120 miles south of Salt Lake City. The building’s exterior is cream-colored oolite limestone obtained from quarries in the hill upon which the temple is built.Inside back cover: They Thrust Him Out of the City, by Harry Anderson. © Pacific Press Publishing Association, used by permission.