“Contents,” Ensign, June 1997, 1EnsignJune 1997Volume 27 Number 6ContentsFirst Presidency Message: “The Spirit Giveth Life”President Thomas S. MonsonTemple Blessings: On Earth and in EternityHouses of the LordBrad WestwoodPaper Drapes That Looked Like SilkCarol Cornwall Madsen and Jill Mulvay DerrMuskrat Shoes and Grasshopper BaitSusan Arrington MadsenPioneering in RussiaGary BrowningThe Pioneer Trek: Nauvoo to Winter QuartersWilliam G. HartleyOn the Trail in JuneA Long Road BackName WithheldSpeaking Today: Do What Is RightElder Richard G. ScottHeart to HeartWendell P. DroubayTwelve Tips for Parent-Child InterviewsSteven B. GladeI Have a QuestionProper teacher responses to questionable gospel inquiries Wayne LynnMormon 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 BayPortraitsThe Visiting Teacher: Wisdom to ObeyRandom SamplerNews of the ChurchOn 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.