“Contents,” Liahona, Sept. 1996 Liahona September 1996 Volume 20, Number 9 Contents Features First Presidency Message: “True to the Faith”President Gordon B. Hinckley The Brother of Jared: An Expert at LearningElder Henry B. Eyring What I Learned about Serving My WifeGary L. Gray Preparing to TeachRay L. Larsen The Daddy TestCarolee H. Smith Tree of Life: Lehi’s Dream—A Shared Vision Bright ScriptureLela Bartlett Coons Especially for Youth Special Olympic HelpersLaury Livsey ProfanityElder Robert K. Dellenbach The Enemy in the GutterJohn Bytheway Joseph, Son of JosephJ. Todd Martin and Lisa A. Johnson Measuring UpLloyd Newell Departments Comment Mormon Message: My Peace I Give unto You Visiting Teaching Message: Heirs According to the Covenant The Friend Fire on the MountainLloyd H. Parry Song: I Will Be ValiantVanja Y. Watkins Friend to FriendRebecca M. Taylor and Elder Jay E. Jensen Sharing Time: Respect for CreationKaren Ashton Fun Page Fiction: TracksTerri Stines Making Friends: Brynjólfur Vídir Ólafsson of Hafnarfjördur, IcelandDeAnne Walker On the cover: Vision of the Tree of Life, 1983, by Robin Luch Griego, West Valley, Utah, United States; art glass and lead (167 x 121 x 31 cm). The brilliant colors of a living tree contrast with the gray colors of a dreary and dark world in this representation of Book of Mormon prophet Lehi’s vision. Beneath the tree, Lehi shares some of the tree’s fruit with his wife, Sariah. In the background, three women, representing the children of God, cling to the iron rod as they strive to reach the tree. See “Tree of Life,” page 34. (Photograph by Ronald Read, Museum of Church History and Art.) Back cover: Lehi’s Dream, 1995, by Lourdes Samson, Bataan, Philippines; thread on fabric (114 x 76 cm). Lehi and Nephi are seen with the “Spirit of the Lord” (see 1 Ne. 8:5–6; 1 Ne. 11:11). (Photograph by R. T. Clark, Museum of Church History and Art.) Inside back cover: Lehi’s Vision of the Tree of Life, 1987, by Steven Lloyd Neal, Pendleton, Oregon, United States; oil on board (243 x 121 cm). Drawing upon elements of world culture and from his own experiences, including those as a full-time missionary in Japan, the artist emphasizes the universal quest for the tree of life. The painting is peopled with his own family and friends. See other representations of Lehi’s vision in “Tree of Life,” page 34.