“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 1993, 1EnsignDecember 1993Volume 23 Number 12ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: Keeping Christ in ChristmasPresident Ezra Taft BensonThe Restored Doctrine of the AtonementBruce C. HafenOur Pickle-Jar ChristmasWilma M. RichA Couple of Hours on MondaySharol Larsen BenchSomething about DanielDeborah AinscoughSpencer Kimball and Recharging the BatteryEdward L. Kimball“This I Know”Emerson R. WestCan a Daughter of God Have a Messy Room?Wendy UdyLove and Faith in St. PetersburgJenifer Larson-Hall1989–90: The Curtain OpensKahlile MehrThrough Children’s EyesClosed Doors and Open WindowsBrad WilcoxChristmas PeacePhilip J. SmithRegular FeaturesMormon JournalFather and the Revolutionaries Anson Bowen Call, Jr., as told to Thaya E. GilmoreAlycia’s Angel Brenda Tanner PetersonFinding the Christmas Spirit Sandi Schureman“He’s Yours Today” Anne FrazierSpeaking Today: Steadfast in ChristElder M. Russell BallardThe Visiting Teacher: Women of CovenantPortraitsSkip and SkiSculpting SoulsWinning WaysCommunity VolunteerFrom Pastor to Temple WorkerCultivating a FutureTime for the TempleAll of a Kind FamilyIn the SpotlightI Have a QuestionHelping others with personal problems J. Brad BurtonPriesthood lineage in D&C 84:16; D&C 107:42 Richard O. CowanRandom SamplerTen Tips for Terrific TalksThe Compliment BoardBlending a FamilyThe Book of Christmas PastNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Holy Family, by Judy Law, pastel, 19″ x 24″, 1991.Inside front cover: The Annunciation, by Robert T. Barrett, oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″, 1987.Inside back cover: Russian Beginnings, inset photo taken in the spring of 1993. Background photo by Bruce L. Grandin/The Stock Solution. The entry of the Church into Russia was one of the remarkable events of the past several decades. Inset: Here in this room in the Spartacus Square Theater in Moscow, the Church’s Russian Religious Association was created on 23 March 1991, which resulted in the 28 May 1991 recognition of the Church throughout Russia. Here also, on 24 March 1991, was established the first Russian-led Moscow branch of the Church. Pictured above are early members of the Church in Moscow. Left to right: The six members of the Boris and Vera Mokhov family. Center: Galina Goncharova, the first Russian baptized in Moscow, baptized 10 June 1990; Andrei and Elena Petrov holding their two children. Right: Sergei and Tatiana Martynova and their son. Brothers Petrov, Martynova, and Mokhov were the first Russian members of the Moscow district presidencies. This photography was taken in the spring of 1993; background scenic view of Moscow is by Bruce L. Grandin/The Stock Solution.