“Contents,” Ensign, June 1997, 1 Ensign June 1997 Volume 27 Number 6 Contents First Presidency Message: “The Spirit Giveth Life”President Thomas S. Monson Temple Blessings: On Earth and in Eternity Houses of the LordBrad Westwood Paper Drapes That Looked Like SilkCarol Cornwall Madsen and Jill Mulvay Derr Muskrat Shoes and Grasshopper BaitSusan Arrington Madsen Pioneering in RussiaGary Browning The Pioneer Trek: Nauvoo to Winter QuartersWilliam G. Hartley On the Trail in June A Long Road BackName Withheld Speaking Today: Do What Is RightElder Richard G. Scott Heart to HeartWendell P. Droubay Twelve Tips for Parent-Child InterviewsSteven B. Glade I Have a QuestionProper teacher responses to questionable gospel inquiries Wayne Lynn Mormon JournalI Chose to Forgive Gretchen Knecht ClarkOf Dreams and Promises Perla García de BravoThe Book of Mormon Changed Our Missions Candace K. ElderMy Bumper Crop of Faith Coleen Bay Portraits The Visiting Teacher: Wisdom to Obey Random Sampler News of the Church On the cover: Electronic composition and imaging by J. Scott Knudsen, Charles Baird, and Mark G. Budd. Photos courtesy of LDS Visual Resource Library and Welden C. Andersen, Craig Dimond, Tom Smart, and others. Prominent photos against a backdrop of the Salt Lake Temple are St. Louis Missouri Temple (front cover) and First Presidency at Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple dedication (back cover). Inside front cover: “Pioneers, Then and Now,” by Robert Kirby, graphite, colored pencil, and oil on museum board, 22″ x 40″, 1996. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art Fourth International Art Competition. Depicted are pioneer leaders such as President Brigham Young and Jacob Hamblin, who represent the strength and sacrifice of early Latter-day Saints, as well as modern-day missionaries, who represent the continuing pioneer effort to help spread the gospel worldwide. Inside back cover: “Stonecutter,” by Ronald D. Hales, oil on canvas, 26″ x 40″, 1996. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art Fourth International Art Competition. Nineteenth-century stonecutters sometimes worked for weeks to skillfully shape the more ornate stones for the Salt Lake Temple. A misplaced hit or a hard hammer blow could ruin the piece and weeks of work. Completed stones were then swung into place by large derricks.