“Contents,” Liahona, Sept. 1997LiahonaSeptember 1997 Volume 21, Number 9ContentsFeaturesFirst Presidency Message: Tears, Trials, Trust, TestimonyPresident Thomas S. MonsonA Divine PartnershipS. Michael WilcoxCzech Saints: A Brighter DayKahlile MehrJirí and Olga Snederfler: A Closer Look at Two Czech PioneersMarvin K. GardnerTemple SquareEspecially for YouthSerious Questions, Serious AnswersElder Richard G. ScottMormon Message: Learn Wisdom in Thy YouthA Mission to the WorldMaryann Martindale and Jennifer Gantt AbsherDepartmentsCommentVisiting Teaching Message: The Gift of ProphecyWords of the Living ProphetThe FriendExploring: Temple in NauvooSherrie JohnsonWhen Jesus Christ Was BaptizedJeanne P. LawlerFriend to FriendRebecca M. Taylor and Elder Robert D. HalesSharing Time: What Does Jesus Christ Want Me to Do?Karen AshtonFiction: Picking MushroomsOlga Bulgakova-PetrenkoFun PageMaking Friends: Lukás Kroutil of Prague, Czech RepublicCorliss ClaytonOn the cover: Temple Square is featured in an article beginning on page 34.Back cover: Sister Yochabel Bracale of São Paulo, Brazil, is among the many sister missionaries who serve on Temple Square, one of the most unique missions in the Church.Each year, millions of visitors enjoy the beauty of Temple Square. Many are also touched by the beauty of the gospel, taught by missionaries serving there. See “Temple Square,” page 34, and “A Mission to the World,” page 44. (Cover photography by Craig Dimond.)Inside back cover: Christmas on Temple Square, photograph by Craig Dimond. Each Christmas, thousands of people view the lights on Temple Square. Begun in 1963, the annual display has grown in size and complexity. Workers begin in August to string approximately 300,000 ornamental lights on trees, shrubs, and lawns. Central to the display is a life-size manger scene and the narration of the biblical Christmas story, Christmas concerts are presented each night in the Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall, or the visitors’ centers.