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“Contents,” Ensign, June 1999, 1


June 1999

Volume 29 Number 6

On the covers: Front: All images © SuperStock. Electronic composition by J. Scott Knudsen and Mark G. Budd. Background: Gutenberg Bible text courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California; far right: courtesy of Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; bottom right: Washington Crossing Delaware River, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. This painting as well as Columbus painting (left) are courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Back: © FPG Intl.

Inside front: Followers of Jesus Christ, by Robert T. Barrett, oil on board, 18″ x 24″, 1992. “What does He [the Lord] expect of us as members of this Church? He expects us to be Latter-day Saints. He expects us to to be His followers. He expects us to bring into our lives something of a pattern of the life of the Savior, the only perfect man who ever walked the earth, who condescended to come down, to leave His Father, to walk the dusty roads of Palestine and die on the cross in the great act of Atonement.”—President Gordon B. Hinckley

Inside back: Emma Crossing the Ice, by Liz Lemon Swindle, oil on canvas, 27″ x 36″, 1998. Crossing the iced-over Mississippi River in February 1839 after fleeing Far West, Missouri, Emma Hale Smith bravely carried eight-month-old Alexander and two-and-a-half-year-old Frederick, while Joseph and Julia clung to her skirts. Emma carried other precious cargo as well—the Prophet’s personal papers and the Joseph Smith Translation Bible manuscript. She then rode in a wagon to Quincy, Illinois, and awaited the outcome of Joseph Smith’s imprisonment in Liberty Jail.