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“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 1993, 1


February 1993

Volume 23 Number 2

On the cover: LDS missionaries made their first converts in South Africa at Cape Town (back cover) in 1853. Today’s elders (front cover) build on the foundation they laid in bringing the gospel of hope to people of the richly diverse cultures of South Africa. (Photography by Phil Shurtleff.)

Inside front cover: Mount Olympus, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 50″ x 36″, 1988. courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Al Rounds. In England in 1842, Edward Pugh joined the Church at the age of seventeen; he immigrated to the United States the following year. Arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in 1853, he settled at this location in the shadows of the 9,026-foot-high Mount Olympus. His home, on the left, constructed of stuccoed adobe, was patterned after Brigham Young’s Beehive House. The home is one of the oldest and best preserved pioneer houses in the Salt Lake Valley.

Inside back cover: Hill Cumorah, by George Edward Anderson. Photo taken in 1907. In 1827 Joseph Smith climbed to a spot not far from the top of the Hill Cumorah near his home in New York state. Here he received the gold plates from which he would translate the Book of Mormon. This 1907 view shows the land around the hill which, at the time of the photograph, was used predominantly for farming.