August 2000

“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 2000, 1


August 2000

Volume 30 Number 8

On the covers: Front: Farewell, My Stripling Warrior, by Del Parson, oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″, 1999. Back: And Again, What Do We Hear? by Grayline González de Giménez, beaten aluminum over wood, 29″ x 40″, 1999.

Inside front: “Alma, Arise,” by Walter Rane, oil on wood, 56″ x 40″, 1999.

Inside back: Lehi’s Vision, by Hai-yi Yang, oil on canvas, 36″ x 47″, 1999. All cover artwork courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Fifth International Art Competition. As Lehi and his family tarried in the wilderness, Lehi had a vision in which the gospel of Jesus Christ was represented as fruit that was exceedingly white and sweet. Lehi saw a rod of iron near a river, a strait and narrow path, mists of darkness into which many strayed, and a great and spacious building. Lehi’s sons Nephi and Sam partook of this fruit, but his sons Laman and Lemuel rejected it (see 1 Ne. 8).