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“Contents,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 1


February 2001

Volume 31 Number 2

On the covers: Front: “By the Gift and Power of God,” by Simon Dewey, acrylic, 37″ x 25″, 1999. Courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art, Fifth International Art Competition.

Back: Most of the work of translation on the Book of Mormon was accomplished while the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma, lived in the Harmony, Pennsylvania, area in this small home. The central portion was all that existed when the Prophet lived here. Shown in this 1903 photograph are relatives of its then-owner standing in the doorway of the central portion. (Photo by George Edward Anderson.)

Inside front: “Better That One Man Should Perish,” by Scott M. Snow, oil on canvas, 4′ x 3′, 1990.

Inside back: The Mill of Job Pingree, by Al Rounds, watercolor, 18″ x 24″, 1999. Acton Mill Farm, owned by Job and Charlotte Pingree, became an important meeting place for missionaries in England in the 1850s. Young Job Pingree, son of the owners, was baptized here in 1856 at 18. After his father’s death, he and his mother immigrated to Utah in 1857. He went back to England two years later to sell the mill and farm and serve as a missionary, then returned to Utah in 1861. He was a businessman in Ogden for many years and also served as president of the Eastern States Mission, 1892–94.