October 1993

“Contents,” Ensign, Oct. 1993, 1


October 1993

Volume 23 Number 10

On the cover: Front photo by Craig Dimond; back photo by Quenton C. Gardner, Jr.

Inside front cover: Brigham Young’s Winter Home, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 22″ x 30″, 1981. Courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Rounds. In this home, located in the warm, red-rock country of St. George, Utah, President Brigham Young spent the last four winters of his life. During this time he was able to watch the construction of the St. George Temple and tabernacle.

Inside back cover: Baptismal Day near Ikot Eyo, Cross River State, Nigeria, by Janath R. Cannon. Photo taken 4 March 1979. Following the June 1978 revelation on the priesthood, the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was taken to West Africa. On 4 March 1979, at a small stream near the village of Ikot Eyo, Cross River State, Nigeria, sixty-seven persons were baptized. One hundred seventeen had been baptized the day before. Supervising the baptism (at left and right of the baptismal line) are the Cross River State District president and his first counselor. They were the first two black brethren in Africa to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood.