“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1997, 1EnsignJanuary 1997 Volume 27 Number 1ContentsFirst Presidency Message: “What Hath God Wrought through His Servant Joseph!”President Gordon B. HinckleyFaith in Every FootstepElder Robert L. BackmanOn the Trail in JanuaryWilliam G. HartleyFaith in Every Footstep [song]K. Newell DayleyPioneering in the AndesAllen LitsterWe Followed the Prophets’ CounselKimberly Jean DeakyneBecoming Whole AgainName WithheldThree DandelionsRobertta L. Powell“On the Morning of a Beautiful, Clear Day”“By the Gift and Power of God”Elder Neal A. MaxwellThe Remarkable Doctrine and CovenantsRobert J. WoodfordA Prophet for the Fulness of TimesGerald N. LundThe Visiting Teacher: Seeking the Best GiftsRelief Society General PresidencyChanging Me, Changing My MarriageGary SteggellMormon Journal“You Wrote Me a Letter!” Kathleen Pederson WhitworthA Song and a Prayer Janet KruckenbergI Prayed to See My Son Joselli K. SeeA Letter from Russia Doris Lyon, as told to Vicki BlumOur Tithing Windfall Keith H. Morse“Dad, I’m Okay” Layne PotterI Have a QuestionTeaching children how to fast Sterling C. HiltonPortraitsRandom SamplerNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Forging Onward, Ever Onward, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 30″ x 60″, 1995. Courtesy of Lennon and Suzanne Ledbetter.Inside front cover: Brigham Young Offers Prayer, by Minerva K. Teichert, oil on masonite, 36″ x 44″, 1954. Courtesy of the Teichert family collection. Sharing a campfire’s warmth after facing harsh weather, early pioneer Saints joined President Brigham Young in prayer to exercise their faith in the Lord. To Brigham Yong the Lord instructed: “If thou art merry, praise the Lord with … a prayer of praise and thanksgiving. If thou art sorrowful, call on the Lord thy God with supplication, that your souls may be joyful” (D&C 136:28–29).Inside back cover: “All Is Well,” by Larry C. Winborg, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1996. “Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? ’Tis not so; all is right. Why should we think to earn a great reward if we now shun the fight? Gird up your loins; fresh courage take. Our God will never us forsake; and soon we’ll have this tale to tell—All is well! All is well!” (Hymns, no. 30).