“Contents,” Ensign, Jan. 1997, 1 Ensign January 1997 Volume 27 Number 1 Contents First Presidency Message: “What Hath God Wrought through His Servant Joseph!”President Gordon B. Hinckley Faith in Every FootstepElder Robert L. Backman On the Trail in JanuaryWilliam G. Hartley Faith in Every Footstep [song]K. Newell Dayley Pioneering in the AndesAllen Litster We Followed the Prophets’ CounselKimberly Jean Deakyne Becoming Whole AgainName Withheld Three DandelionsRobertta L. Powell “On the Morning of a Beautiful, Clear Day” “By the Gift and Power of God”Elder Neal A. Maxwell The Remarkable Doctrine and CovenantsRobert J. Woodford A Prophet for the Fulness of TimesGerald N. Lund The Visiting Teacher: Seeking the Best GiftsRelief Society General Presidency Changing Me, Changing My MarriageGary Steggell Mormon 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 Potter I Have a QuestionTeaching children how to fast Sterling C. Hilton Portraits Random Sampler News of the Church On 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).