“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 1997, 1EnsignDecember 1997Volume 27 Number 12ContentsFirst Presidency Message: A Season for GratitudePresident Gordon B. HinckleyMajor Curriculum Changes in Priesthood and Relief SocietyDon L. SearleI Remember WhenNorman HillThe Unexpected ChristmasEnid O. EllisPutting Down Roots in UruguayNéstor CurbeloLiving SinglyIrene E. Dearden“Because I Have Been Given Much”LaRene Porter Gaunt“Let Earth Receive Her King!”Joy to the World from BulgariaBeth DayleyBangkok’s Journey to BethlehemLynne WaitsBirth of the MessiahPaul Thomas SmithA Child’s View of PioneeringOn the Trail in November and DecemberWilliam G. HartleyPoetry: PioneerEd D. LauritsenMormon JournalReverencing His Name Evelyn CandlandWho Was That Man? Sheri E. SlaughterPartaking of the Fruit Janna K. FindlayThe Crumpled Letter Chris GeilmanRoast Beef for Two Jody Marie SaundersRandom SamplerThe Visiting Teacher: “Always Remembering for What They Are Given”I Have a QuestionAvoiding unnecessary debt Max W. BrownPortraitsNews of the ChurchAnnual IndexOn the cover: Front: The Prophet Isaiah Foretells Christ’s Birth, by Harry Anderson, oil on canvas, 85″ x 130″, 1968. Back: Even the “Wise Men” of the Earth Must Follow Divine Direction, by J. Leo Fairbanks, oil on canvas, 25.75″ x 36″, 1933. (Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art.)Inside front cover: Nephi’s Vision of Mary, by Judith Mehr, oil on hardboard, 44″ x 34″, 1994. (Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art.)Inside back cover: Beehive, Lion House, and Salt Lake Temple, by Rebecca W. Hartvigsen, watercolor, 22″ x 30″, 1994. Courtesy of Duff and Sharlene Thompson. Shown here with a light blanket of snow are the Beehive House (center), built in 1854, and the Lion House (left), constructed in 1856. Eagle Gate, which spans State Street at its intersection with South Temple Street, was built in 1859 and modernized in 1967. The Salt Lake Temple was dedicated in 1893.