March 1996

“Contents,” Ensign, Mar. 1996, 1


March 1996

Volume 26 Number 3

On the cover: Photography by Steve Bunderson.

Inside front cover: Abinadi Seals His Testimony, by Ronald K. Crosby, oil on board, 30″ x 40″, 1958. Courtesy of the artist. After giving a stirring testimony of Jesus Christ, Abinadi was sentenced to be slain. “They took him and bound him, and scourged his skin with faggots, yea, even unto death. … And … he fell, having suffered death by fire; yea, having been put to death because he would not deny the commandments of God, having sealed the truth of his words by his death” (Mosiah 17:13, 20).

Inside back cover: The First Doll, by G. Magni, oil on canvas, 36″ x 28″. Donated to the Oakland Temple by Hope Naylor Bachman. “Live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” (2 Cor. 13:11). Painted in Florence, Italy, this scene of a happy family hangs in the Oakland Temple.