“Contents,” Ensign, Mar. 1997, 1EnsignMarch 1997Volume 27 Number 3ContentsFirst Presidency Message: The Importance of Bearing TestimonyPresident James E. FaustTeaching and Learning by the SpiritElder Dallin H. OaksOf Shortcomings and Long LettersKathleen BikkerThe Book of Abraham: A Most Remarkable BookAndrew SkinnerBecoming a Better Home Teacher or Visiting TeacherKellene Ricks AdamsFeeding His SheepTudo Bem in BrazilDon L. SearleCourage—the Unfailing BeaconSusan Easton BlackOn the Trail in MarchWilliam G. HartleySpeaking Today: A Conversation with Single AdultsPresident Gordon B. HinckleyMormon JournalWe Calmed Her with a Hymn Ken SeymourPlease Heal Leif Sonja BakerWill You Forgive Me? Patricia H. MorrellTwo Soldiers Gathered in His Name Steve PeckThe Day of the Shamrock Jeanne Nalder McInellyThe Visiting Teacher: Believing and EnduringRandom SamplerI Have a QuestionNumber of people whose temple work is done Kahlile B. MehrNews of the ChurchOn the cover: Front: Photo by Steve Bunderson. Back: Photo by Michael Van Dorn.Inside front cover: Pioneers at the River, by Thomas Fogarty, watercolor, 10.5″ x 15.5″, year unknown. Courtesy of Elder Hugh W. Pinnock. Ox teams were a common sight along the pioneer trail. Chosen for the arduous task because of their strength and stamina, oxen were a valued part of the pioneer experience. At river crossings, women and children at times stayed in the wagons while men guided the ox teams and wagons across the rivers.Inside back cover: Nauvoo Remembered, quilt by Janice P. Dawson, 70″ x 49.5″, 1996. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art International Art Competition. Scenes spanning the Saints’ seven years in Nauvoo are represented on this impressive storytelling quilt.