“Contents,” Ensign, Mar. 1997, 1 Ensign March 1997 Volume 27 Number 3 Contents First Presidency Message: The Importance of Bearing TestimonyPresident James E. Faust Teaching and Learning by the SpiritElder Dallin H. Oaks Of Shortcomings and Long LettersKathleen Bikker The Book of Abraham: A Most Remarkable BookAndrew Skinner Becoming a Better Home Teacher or Visiting TeacherKellene Ricks Adams Feeding His Sheep Tudo Bem in BrazilDon L. Searle Courage—the Unfailing BeaconSusan Easton Black On the Trail in MarchWilliam G. Hartley Speaking Today: A Conversation with Single AdultsPresident Gordon B. Hinckley Mormon 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 McInelly The Visiting Teacher: Believing and Enduring Random Sampler I Have a QuestionNumber of people whose temple work is done Kahlile B. Mehr News of the Church On 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.