“Contents,” Ensign, July 1999, 1


    July 1999

    Volume 29 Number 7

    [illustrations] On the covers: Front: Brother Joseph, by David Lindsley, oil on canvas, 60″ x 84″, 1997. Back: The Sacred Grove, by Greg K. Olsen, oil on canvas, 24″ x 48″, 1991. Courtesy of Mill Pond Press Inc.

    [illustration] Inside front: The Dream, the Struggle, the Victory, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 4′ x 6′, 1998. Courtesy of Lennon and Suzanne Ledbetter. Dark, ominous clouds shower a steady rain as pioneers struggle to ford swift waters in this scene depicting the journey west in 1847. Yet the pioneers went on with hope, not giving up on the dream to settle in Zion.

    [illustration] Inside back: Joseph in Liberty Jail, by Liz Lemon Swindle, oil on canvas, 27″ x 36″, 1998. Languishing in the cold confines of the Liberty Jail in Missouri, the Prophet Joseph Smith called out in anguished prayer, “O God, where art thou?” (D&C 121:1). In response came these comforting words: “All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. … Fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever” (D&C 122:7, 9).