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Ensign

October 1997

Volume 27 Number 10

[illustration, photo] On the cover: Front: Ship to Zion, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 1997. Back: Photo by Charles R. Savage. Courtesy of LDS Church Archives.

Inside front cover: Pioneering the Streets, by J. Ken Spencer, oil on canvas, 22″ x 28″, 1996. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art International Art Competition. Like other missionaries serving worldwide, elders in New Brunswick, New Jersey, enjoy the spirit of modern-day pioneering as they participate in preaching the gospel to “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people” (Mosiah 15:28).

Inside back cover: “Faith in Every Footstep,” by Larry C. Winborg, oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, 1997. From the Saints’ exodus from Nauvoo beginning on 4 February 1846 (upper right) to the Brethren’s memorable ascent of Ensign Peak on 26 July 1847 (bottom, second from left), these pioneer scenes capture some of the hardships as well as the jubilations these courageous Saints experienced. With faith in every footstep, they trudged through deep snows, endured wintry blasts and sultry summer heat, faced life-threatening hunger, and experienced deaths of loved ones. Despite these trials, most remained faithful and strong, their commitment to the Lord never ending.