“Contents,” Ensign, July 1996, 1 Ensign July 1996 Volume 26 Number 7 Contents First Presidency Message: Strength through ObediencePresident Thomas S. Monson What I Would Do Differently As a Parent Filling the World with Goodness and TruthElder M. Russell Ballard Daddy’s MagicTerry Chapman Pride: A Challenge from WithinElder Stephen D. Nadauld On Being a Missionary’s MotherShirley Farnsworth Berlin An Oasis of ActivationChristopher K. Bigelow Poetry Hearing the Still, Small VoiceDiana Dunkley Our Seven-Generation CelebrationMary Ellen Romney MacArthur The Business of HonestyAlan V. Funk Charting a New Course in MicronesiaR. Val Johnson The Refining FireKellene Ricks Adams The Eternal GospelRobert L. Millet “Meet You at the Top!”Gwendolyn Peterson Crank I Have a QuestionBook of Mormon pronouncing guide Donald W. ParryObedience as protection from sin Thomas Tyler Mormon Journal“Help Zeca Know the Truth” Rachel Ann Nunes“Get Up and Move Your Bed!” Aaron LarsonCould He Run Again? Melvin J. PattersonOur French-Bread Friends Vicki H. Budge“I Will, Dad, I Will!” Malcolm DeardenMy Lesson in Mechanics—and Faith Margaret d’Aquin Portraits The Visiting Teacher: I Can Do All Things through Christ Random Sampler Speaking Today: Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley News of the Church On the cover: Front and back photos by John Luke. Inside front cover: Red Cliffs, by Al Rounds, watercolor on paper, 17″ x 23″, 1988. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Freeman. Located in the southwestern corner of Utah, the six-acre site for the St. George Temple was selected by President Brigham Young in 1871. Built of native red sandstone quarried north of the city and then plastered white, the temple was dedicated in 1877, a few months before President Young’s death. Inside back cover: Ruth and Naomi, by Judith Mehr, oil on canvas, 43″ x 58″, 1992. Receiving refreshment from her mother-in-law, Naomi, Ruth tarried many hours in the fields of Boaz to sustain them both. For her loyalty and dedication, Ruth was promised, “The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust” (Ruth 2:12).