“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 1993, 1EnsignAugust 1993Volume 23 Number 8ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: Counsel to the SaintsPresident Ezra Taft BensonA Temple to ExaltElder Boyd K. PackerMissionaries to the WorldGrant BartonFamily History WellspringLaRene GauntWas Our Family Scripture Study a Failure?Coleen BayA People Prepared: Latter-day Saints in West AfricaMarjorie Draper ConderA Bag of Apples and a Bottle of SalsaMarian Clements HayesBy Study and by FaithGiles H. Florence, Jr.David King Udall, Arizona PioneerKellene Ricks AdamsHis Faith Began with PhysicsElizabeth VanDenBergheRegular FeaturesOf Good Report: Beneficiaries of ServiceMarie Holt TsutsuiI Have a QuestionMeaning of “the gates of hell” in Matthew 16:18 Charles MuldowneyMagnifying one’s calling as home teacher Richard J. MarshallMormon JournalA Purpose Made Known Ernst Jonathan Kaiser, as told to Don ThorpeThe Perfect Teacher Wendy Evans Udy“I Can Give Blessings” Coke NewellSpeaking Today: Making MemoriesElder L. Tom PerryThe Visiting Teacher: Improving Our CommunitiesRandom SamplerPutting the Lid on Cash FlowBetter Home Evenings—Plan on ItHome Movies—Starring Our Ancestors!The Little Golden BeanPortraitsA Model Family: Renan and Evy DisnerGrandma Esther: Esther Thalman Darthell TorgersenNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Photo by Craig Dimond.Inside front cover: Some Must Push, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″, 1991. As the pioneers journeyed across the plains and throughout the Rocky Mountains, they often forded streams, as depicted here, pushing and struggling with their wagons. Helping one another with their loads, as well as bearing one another’s burdens, was a way of life.Inside back cover: Temple Block, circa 1896, photo by The Johnson Company. Courtesy of LDS Church Archives. Although the temple grounds have changed appearance through the years, they have always evoked a sense of holy sanctuary and reverential awe. This early view of Temple Square, taken a few years after the Salt Lake Temple dedication, depicts (left to right) the Assembly Hall, the Tabernacle, and the Salt Lake Temple. Brigham Young’s statue stands in the midst of gardens and walkways to the south of the temple. East of the statue is the Meridian House, where geographic readings were taken; this building was also used by Orson Pratt as an observatory. The small building to the southeast of the temple is the gatehouse.